The Original Paraphernalia For The Lottery

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The Lottery The first time when I read the title of this story, I was thought it is a happy ending story like a comedy. I was thought it must be a story about someone who was poor but has good quality, and a lottery has changed his/hers life. But when I read through the story, I was confused, apparently nobody want to be win this lottery, that was really strange, people always want to win the lottery I used to think before. And in the end, I found out the lottery in this story wasn’t the ordinary meaning of lottery I thought, it’s kind of punishment, the person who won the lottery, will have other people throw stone at him/her. In the story, Mrs. Hutchinson have won the lottery and she was one to be punished. I was shocked by the ending of…show more content…
From this line, we could know that the ceremony was started before this generation, maybe back to the first generation who started to live in that town. And it is a part of their history and cultural. Not only that, people in the village think the sacrifice is right and normal, for example when Mrs. Delacroix and Mrs. Graves talking about the lottery, they says "Seems like there's no time at all between lotteries any more." "Seems like we got through with the last one only last week." And "Time sure goes fast.” Mrs. Graves said. This taught me that they never doubt on the ceremony and never ever have thought they shouldn’t have done that such of thing. I felt shocked by people are reject to cancel the ceremony, when people talk about some area try to quit the ceremony, the oldest man in village Old Man Warner says: “Next thing you know, they'll be wanting to go back to living in caves”. I couldn’t understand why people are wanting to held a stupid sacrifice and reject to behave as a human to step into a civilization world. I also couldn’t understand why people are so…show more content…
There are many proves in the story. For example, when people went to the assembly, they were talking about other things like planting and rain, tractors and taxes. People even talking during the ceremony hold. They don’t show a bit respect anymore, they wear their faded house dresses and sweaters to the assembly. The black box which is the appliance to put the lottery tickets in was old and dilapidated. “Every year, after the lottery, Mr. Summers began talking again about a new box, but every year the subject was allowed to fade off without anything's being done.” They are not think the ceremony will really help with their crops, the only importance with this ceremony are hurt and kill the people in their village. I felt pity for these people. They are so savage, wild, woolly and uncivilized. They never try to stop the killing and hurting even they know that may have themselves killed on the sacrifice. Even Tessie, when she found that the victim will be chosen in her family, she only says:“ it’s not fair!” she never asked people to stop the sacrifice and against the culture, she only thought about to redo the lottery and have a chance to get another person to died. If I were in that situation I would stand out and tell people to cancel the worship ceremony. I will fight for life, not only for my life, but for everyone’s life, for next generation’s life. I would tell people to stop killing each other for fun. I

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