When people play the lottery, they buy a ticket with a number of numbers that are drawn at random. If they match all of the numbers, they win a prize money. In the United States alone, people spend billions of dollars every year playing the lottery. Some people do it for fun while others believe that winning the lottery is their answer to a better life.
The story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson tells the reader about a group of people who regularly participate in a lottery tradition. Despite the fact that it has been done for many generations, these people do not know why they participate in this activity. In fact, most of them don’t even remember why the lottery is held in the first place.
Jackson’s short story reveals the evil nature of humans by depicting the way in which people treat each other. It is a very powerful piece of literature that highlights humankind’s hypocrisy and evil nature.
The story is also an exploration of how different people react to violence and how they choose to ignore it. It is interesting to note that the people who participate in the lottery are able to ignore the brutality of others because they are blindly following outdated traditions and rituals. Moreover, this is also an example of how people can be manipulated by those they trust. Sadly, it is common for people to be exploited by those who are closest to them.