Traditions In "A Moment Before The Gun Went Off" And "The Lottery"



In the stories "A Moment before The Gun Went Off" and "The
Lottery," there is the situation in which a group of people cling to
traditions very blindly. In both stories the traditions are so dug into the
people's way of life that questioning them is considered sacrilege within
these communities. Furthermore, the members of the community no longer even
remember why the traditions were set up in the fist place. They follow the
traditions simply because their predecessors followed the traditions.
Another similarity between the communities in both stories is, even though
these traditions are firmly entrenched in these communities, they are
rapidly losing there grip in other communities. This ...

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gets singled out to win the lottery. So it is
Mrs. Hutchinson who is impacted the most brutally by the lottery. However
the other people of the village are affected differently by the lottery. It
is very unlikely that the people of the village kill people for the sake of
killing people. More likely there is a deeper reason. One possibility is
that the people of this village of this village are looking for a scapegoat.
A person to take the blame for mistakes and sins of others, so one person
dies for a community and saves the community from whatever sins that had
been committed.
The society can be affected in many ways by the lottery. Other
neighbor societies have been affected by the lottery, many have abandoned
the tradition of the lottery. Even in the community where the story takes
place many of the rituals that go along with the lottery are fading into
the past to be forgotten forever. An example of this would be the chant
that originally went with the lottery. Depending ...

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