illustrated in the way in which townspeople stored the lottery box. “The rest of the year, the box was put away, sometimes one place, sometimes another; it had spent one year in Mr. Grave’s barn and another year underfoot in the post office, and sometimes it was set on a shelf in the Martin grocery and left there”(Jackson, p.293). Death is not something that is dealt with every day. Death is dealt with in a similar way the townspeople stored the lottery box. Individuals placetheir experiences with death in different shelves and rooms of their hearts. The lottery itself is symbolic. The lottery was a ritual held every June that the villages had to follow. It is part of the culture of the town that is even accompanied by an old adage: “Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon”(Jackson, p.297). No matter how cruel, bizarre, or logical it is, it has been passed from one generation to the next. The lottery continues because
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“there'salwaysbeen a lottery”(Jackson, p.297). This symbolizes the unquestioned rituals and traditions which drive the current societies. Although lottery results in everyone being party to murder on annual basis people still undertake it. Shirley Jackson considers things that don’t makesense yet they are undertaken. The result of lottery is a good example of what can happen if
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