Religion In The Lottery

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In “The Lottery” Chris Abani shows how religion was a big part of his village. First, people have different views on what’s just and not just. This is way crimes such as murders are committed by some and not by others. One day in Chris’ village a man was accused of stealing and he wasn’t given a trial. Chris’ religious aunt slapped the man on his way out the store which showed that she thought the man was a disgrace. During this time Chris has been reading about mob crimes. In the 70s mob lynching were becoming normal and those accused of crimes and killed for their crimes were most likely to be innocent. This “thief” was surrounded by civilians and was guilty of this crime without any real proof or trial. As the crowd grew more fueled
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