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The Capitalistic Nature vs the Democratic Illusion Society as a whole from the bottom of the food chain to the top has always been a story of survival of the fittest The strongest and most powerful have usually dominated while the weaker and less fortunate have been left in the dust This attitude even remains true in the capitalistic and democratic nation that we know today Shirley Jacksons story The Lottery is a very good example of this It should not be looked upon as a simply insane tradition but rather as an ideological organization that will show its ugly face time and time again in places close to us like our own hometowns and maybe even our own homes Jackson hits us with the harsh reality that this could be our world by personalizing the surroundings She speaks of a bank grocery store and a school system which are all things that we see everyday Through these commonalities we can also see the division that takes place in the social order and class structure The lotterys purpose is to strengthen the hierarchical social order while producing a fear that those that who might oppose this social order will be the next victim chosen for the random selection This idea of selection or scapegoating will always be present as long as man is the ruler of the earth It is mans natural tendency to want to blame another for his faults or sins It gives man some sick pleasure to see the innocent being punished for something that he did wrong A scapegoat serves as a guilt remover or conscience cleaner These are all the cases in this mind-baffling and heart-dividing story The Lottery One of the first places Jackson shows us this is in the choice of her main characters Mr Summers who owns the towns largest business a coal company is the man who presides over the lottery since he has
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