The Purpose of the Lottery and Real Life Connection.
A short story was written by Shirley Jackson describe a religious tradition of “ Lottery” using the irony in the story to connect to real life problems. Beginning the story by showing the conformity of the villagers in their tradition of drawing lottery without understand the purpose of it. “the original paraphernalia for the lottery had been lost long ago, and the black box now resting on the stool had been put into use even before Old Man Warner, the oldest man in town, was born. “(The Lottery,1), yet the practice of “lottery in June” had been created for the “corn be heavy soon”(The Lottery, ). Despite the origin of the traditional ritual, the villagers had turned this harmless religious to a brutal, violent murder tradition. The story shows the danger of conformity of blindly following tradition or religious and fear of change. Also, it was conscienceless of the people that lead the people to who they were. The villager might think that they were following the religious of embrace people to God, and they will have a better crop to harvest, however, over time they had become the evil who only follow the tradition without religious.
Without understanding the importance of religion and only follow it because of the tradition, the villagers had blindly following the tradition which becomes very harmful since they brutally kill an innocent villager every year. “ Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones. “. this quotation reveals to the audience about the truth of this brutal game. The villagers might talk about the tradition ritual religious of this lottery, they were all forgotten about the tradition of trapping, song, and procedures. Regardless they still remembered to gather the stone together before the ceremony, all it left to them is violent and blindly follow the tradition without any consciousness. Not only that the adult that lacking perception and awareness, but they also teach the kids to become brutal as them. Appear near the end of the story, “The children had stones already. And someone gave little Davy Hutchinson a few pebbles.”, this shows that the danger of the adult putting on the next generation of the world because of their lacking of knowledge which turns the children to a dead end like them.
Nevertheless that the villagers follow that deadly tradition, they afraid to change and to make the change. “Mr. Summers spoke frequently to the villagers about making a new box, but no one liked to upset...