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Tessie Hutchison is this years victim of The lottery. The instant that she chooses the marked slip of paper, she loses her identity as a human

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English 12 The Lottery Raj The lottery symbolizes any manners, behaviors or belief that is transferred from one generation to the next. The lottery has been taking place in the village as long as anyone can remember. It is a custom, an annual ceremony that nobody has taught to question. ...read more.


This story reveals how comfortably a group of people will act in the name of tradition rather than trying to do what is right. The lottery is designed so that all villagers have the same chance of being the victim. The celerity with which the villagers turn against the victim makes the lottery chilling. ...read more.


Tessi fundamentally becomes invisible to them. Tessi innocence doesn?t matter because she has drawn the marked paper and according to the logic of the lottery she must die. Her death is an exaggerated example of how societies can mistreat innocent people for random reasons. The lottery is an extreme example of the consequences of unquestioned tradition and also when the tradition is not critically addressed by the newer generation. ...read more.

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