The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

As author Barbara Jordan once said, “We as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.” The idea that we should accept people is a common theme among many popular selections that focus on human behavior. There are many differences between how people react based on the circumstances. While some may show acceptance to others, some may prefer to act based on traditions and customs. Some may have views on how they should treat others, and consequently they base their actions accordingly to their views. Everyone is affected by the actions of the people around them, therefore, everyone must accept people who are different.

Although some people will ...

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village, we can infer that the custom is for the women to stay home with the children while the husband goes to work to provide for them. This is considered the “norm” around there. Moreover, people laughed because Mrs. Hutchinson made a mistake that not only made her look bad but also her husband. In addition, the point that women are considered inferior is further reinforced when a boy participated in the lottery, playing for his mother, some residents commented negatively by saying, "Good fellow, Jack," and "Glad to see your mother's got a man to do it." (Jackson, 29). In this village, women are seen as weak, and can not do anything for themselves without the help of their husbands or male relative. They are treated like property that only has one job and does not have a vote to decide what is best for themselves. The constant reminder of men being inferior can lead to some if not most of the woman to live their entire life without knowing what true freedom means. No one will ...

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