First off, in order to understand the biblical allusions that are strongly expressed through Jackson’s literature within “The Lottery”, one must grasp that Jackson writes of the citizens within the town lacking unconditionally rich information that supports the reasoning behind the event of the lottery. Although most of the citizens within the town strongly believe that the lottery is just another assembly that they do every year, nowhere near close to the real answer, there were mixed thoughts as what the lottery was remembered for, all not fully capturing the plentiful meaning behind it. Some people remembered there had been a tuneless chant that had been rattled off duly each year; while others believed that the official of the lottery used to stand just so when he said or sang it, others believed that he was su...
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...th Tessie coming into the Lottery, and Clyde Dunbar being out completely, it shows that they were both unclean, Tessie being the sacrifice and Dunbar being out broken by sin. With both of them being out, it puts forth the image that they were committing adultery and that is the true reason why Mrs. Hutchinson is late, knowing that the rest of the town were all together in one place leaving no one to catch them (Anonymous). In contrast, Tessie is the town’s scapegoat this year, and no one stops the stoning this time (Anonymous).
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