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The Lottery This story reveals how selfish people can be in the society In The Lottery villagers are an isolated group of individuals who could careless about one another even their own family members Although the author doesnt explain why this village is completely separated from the rest of the world the story truly reflects our society that people ignore bad events happening around the world as long those bad events do not happen to them In this story no one cares to object that the lottery is a bad tradition that should be terminated as a tradition Mrs Hutchinson doesnt care about it either until she won the ticket Suddenly she becomes frantic and wonders why people are doing such thing She then cries out several times for a re-draw but people ignore and start to pick up rocks to throw onto her Her friend Mrs Delacroix picks up a stone as well even her own son is given a rock to throw at his own mother Her husband doesnt object to stop it People are just happy that it is not them who are picked and wonder if this year would be their last year A good comparison to our society is In 1943 when the news of Nazi concentration camps killing Jewish reached America most Americans responded with horror and wondered how the people in Germany could have stood there kept silent and allow Hitlers military power to kill innocent people In The Lottery people just sit back and not questioning or stopping the lottery When there are people disagree to the lottery they just mumble their displeasure under their breath because they are afraid to speak out this is the same to the German people who were afraid to speak out about the killing of Jewish perhaps they didnt want to get into trouble The story shows that people can just close
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