EN 234 Week 4 quiz

Our own needs we seem to think come so easily points

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our own needs we seem to think come so easily. Points Received: 5 of 5 Comments: 2. Question : How does Jackson use the lottery as a symbol for humankind? Student Answer: In this story I feel that Jackson used the lottery as a symbol for humankind by showing us how we can look at things as being normal when we are apart of it like Christmas or Thanksgiving. However, if we look at something we are unfamiliar with we can see that they can be dangerous. We have all kinds of traditions that we do not see as harmful or beliefs but they may very well be and we
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may turn the other cheek because that is how we grew up thinking. For the villagers in the story every year they commit a violent murder yet they never truly understand or know where the lotteries origin came from or why yet they keep doing it because it is tradition. If the villagers had thought about what they were doing and why they were about to kill someone because of a tradition it may have been stopped but they didn't. The same thing continues for us as well. We have all kinds of traditions yet so many of us just do it because it is tradition not because of what it means or where it came from or why anyone did it to begin with. I feel that Jackson was showing how she feels about
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