Tradition In Shirley Jacksont's 'The Lottery'

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Would you follow a town tradition, even if it meant killing someone you love? “The Lottery”, by Shirley Jacksont so fair after all. She goes from agreeing with all the townspeople to begging and protesting against the event. The townspeople gather for this event every year because they feel as if the event unifies them all. Every town does this tradition on the same day every year. Even when it comes to killing tessie, someone they love, they continue. Everyone believes this is done for the greater good to keep peace and order amongst each town. They believe that if “The Lottery” was stopped then there would be no order but only chaos. This thought makes everyone feel obligated to continue this sickly tradition. No one wants to go back to

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