In an at least five paragraph essay, explain the consequences of when a society is reluctant to abandon traditions, just like the townspeople in “The Lottery” did. What happens in any place where people are afraid to think for themselves and challenge outdated traditions? HAVE a DEFENSIBLE THESIS and detailed EVIDENCE!
NOTE: Have at least two pieces of evidence (quote, specific details from the work) in EACH body paragraph. EXPLAIN each piece of evidence.
Think about what the lottery in Jackson’s “The Lottery” can represent. This could be anything that people do simply because it is what they have always done, whether that be daylight savings time or encouraging girls to like pink.