The Sake Of Religion In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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For The Sake of Religion Any one who participates in a lottery understands that it is a gamble; there is a chance that you will have no net gain or become the village sacrifice. The lottery is a term that may take on various meanings, like in the twentieth century villages that had a religious meaning in the annual ritual for the summer harvest. The understanding of the lottery was unclear to Mr. Adams as he proceeded to say to Mr. Warner, “over in the North village they’re talking of giving up the lottery (qtd. prior to Para 13). ” This interpretation says that the lottery is being conducted because this was a practice that was instilled in the villagers from previous generations and continued to go on unquestioned. The actual events conducted…show more content…
Summers, old man Warner, and Tessie Hutchinson played a major role that contributed to the tone, brought on by the Lottery. The author referred Mr. Summers as a “jovial man,” derived from god Jove. As Mr. Warner arrived to the town meeting the crowd hesitated before assisting the official in holding the box to allow the lottery to commence. Old man Warner’s seventy-seven years of experiencing the lottery gave younger villagers a historical and traditional fundamental about the seriousness of the lottery. Among the conversation there was a since of fear around the villagers. Tessie Hutchinson, the wife of Bill Hutchinson, made it clear that she wanted to complete her task on earth, when she made the comment, “clean forgot what day it was’… ‘Wouldn’t have me leave m’dishes in the sink, now, would you. Joe.”The author foreshadowed the person to be sacrificed for the annual harvest. The indirect meaning of the lottery made it clear that there was a connection to the comment made by old man Warner, ““Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon.”The commitment to continue the religious practice through the generations with some rituals forgotten left some villagers to the ideas that it may not be necessary. Old man Warner felt, “Nothing but trouble in

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