The way we live and our own evil ways and how we

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the way we live and our own evil ways and how we follow these traditions for no reason. I feel she addressed very well how we hide behind traditions just because they are and we never question them.
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Points Received: 5 of 5 Comments: 3. Question : In some ways “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” is a retelling of “The Lottery” How does LeGuin change the story and thus imply, perhaps, hope for humankind? Student Answer: I feel that that Leguin changed the story because instead of the villagers all being involved in the ritual or tradition some people do not agree and leave to never come back. With the lottery nobody fully understands what is going on but when they do they still just go along with killing someone because it has been tradition. Nobody second guesses what they are doing or even thinks that killing someone is not right. It is something done each year and they will continue to do it showing that there is no hope for humankind. But with Leguins story the villagers do not all like the ritual and they do it more to keep peace and no
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trouble but people do question it and they do feel it is wrong. This gives humankind some hope of change and to know that people are not that cold hearted for no reason is a good thing. Those people
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  • Spring '13
  • McGee
  • The Lottery, Short story, Thought, Student Answer, LeGuin

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