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In the short story The Lottery Shirley Jackson aids the reader in shaping some horrific images of her characters Each and every one of the villagers Jackson portrays manages to remove herself from the lives of friends and family so that she is able to stone another fellow villager to death Jackson clearly proves that when a person removes herself emotionally from the lives of her friends and family she is able to kill another person without any regretsIn World War II the Nazi soldiers were able to kill millions of death camp prisoners by removing all emotional connection between themselves and the prisoners The soldiers and officers would not identify the prisoners by name Each prisoner was tattooed with a series of numbers on his forearm By giving the prisoners numbers and removing their names the Nazis were turning the human prisoners into paltry statistics Then the Nazis could rationalize that rather than attempting genocide and murdering millions of innocent people they were merely lowering the numbers of prisoners in their possession The Nazis also took all of the prisoners personal belongings They gave the prisoners uniforms and stuffed them in crammed living spaces These loathsome death camps are known today by many as concentration campsplaces where thousands of individuals were taken and consolidated into religious groups and eventually into sheer statistics All of these malicious misdeeds effectively made murder more mild for the Nazis as they wiped out millions of prisoners without having to accept the immense responsibility of bumping-off so manyThe villagers in The Lottery detached and shut themselves off from their neighbors children husbands and wives to enable themselves to participate in a murder without the messy leftover feelings of guilt This is apparent when Mrs Delacroix selects a stone so large she has to pick it up with both hands Paragraph 74 to fire at Tessie Hutchinson the lottery winner a woman she had spoken with moments before in a
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