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Mrs. Michele Leverett
5 December 2001
Research Paper: The Lottery
The word tradition can have a slue of different meanings. For people of diverse backgrounds, religions, and genders certain traditions are held dear to them. The Webster International dictionary had many definitions for tradition, but the one that applied best states that tradition is the “oral transmission of beliefs, opinions, information or customs” (Webster 2684). Shirley Jackson the author of many fictional stories precisely “The Lottery” uses the story to explain the sadistic tradition of people in a particular town that can symbolize how some traditions whether universal or personal are not always positive and how it is up to the individual to make a stand and change the outcome. The story shows how humans have a natural attraction for violence, but when the violence is placed on one, in particular, their personal views change from that of a certain non...
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