Trafic Tradition In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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Alaura Bouvier Bouvier 1 Anna Wauthy English 091 January 30, 2012 The Lottery In the short story, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, a horrific tradition occurs every June 27th and no one in the village tries to put an end to it. Every year an innocent person, or child, names are entered into a black box. This box is made from an older black box and it contains relics from the past. Then someone’s name is drawn and then killed by the villagers. Everyone in the village is okay with allowing a murder to happen because of this tradition. This box means so much to the villagers “but no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by this black box” (259). The box is so symbolic to this village that they
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