Traditional Barriers(The Lottery) Jamaria Erykah Bryant Reading Essay October 3, 2014 Richland Middle School
Tradition during the time period of my story(The Lottery) consisted of the men and there son o
sixteen having more authority than the women. During this time the village was stuck on tradition
ways that ultimately held them back and separated them from other villages. There were se
traditional beliefs that was practiced. The men who were consider head of house was only all
pick from the lottery box, they only believed in using the same lottery box, and the lottery whic sacrifice would be held every year at the same time and place. One way ...view middle of the document...
Mr. Summers stated in the story "N
read the names-head of families to come choose a piece of paper. When Janie husband could n
to the lottery because of his illness, Mr. Summer asked her what abour your son, she replied he
sixteen. When the town folk so there was no other options other men offered to take her hu
place. Because of tradition and only men being allowed to pick from box they let her undera
pick. A women would never be allowed to pick from box no way no how. There tradition ma
live in a way that only men had the power, they are the head and all decision come through th and last.
Then there is the traditional practice of the lottery. When i think of the lottery big money comes
Mr. Summers and the village folk lottery was nothing about money. They believe in human sac
stoning a person to death. The earlier settlers would put all names in a box and the head of fam chose and who ever pick the paper with the dot, there family members would pick and which pick the dot would get stone. They practiced this because they believed it would bring them
harvest and they would be able to eat good for the whole year. One of the town folk stated
walking to the...