Analysis of The Lottery by Shirley Jackson Essay Examples

Jackson is one of the short stories whose storyline relies on the observance of the cultural traditions. The town from which the story is set has always had an annual ritual which is referred to as the lottery. Ursula K. Le Guin’s story, “The ones who walk away from Omelas” also has a similar connotation to the observance of cultural traditions among the ancient societies. Guin narrates the story of the city of Omelas where the happiness of the dwellers was dependent on the suffering of a young child who was locked up in a cage. This essay explores the significance of traditions in both the “Lottery” and “The ones who walk away from Omelas.” Cultural rituals in most ancient societies...