What is the objective point of view on Lottery by Shirley Jackson.?
What an amazing story. The main point i think is that everyone in the town is equal. Everyone has an equal chance of being the one stoned and someone who was your friend only minutes ago will not hesitate to throw stones at you once your name is called. This is in direct opposition to the similar story in the Bible where Jesus is asked by the men if they may stone a woman who is an adultress. Jesus NEVER says “No! You may not stone her!” He simply says that he who is without sin must throw the first stone. After that, according to Jesus’ words, everyone could throw stones. However in Shirley Jackson’s world, everyone with or without sin, has the right to throw stones simply because their name wasnt chosen. The objective point of view is stoning Tessie Hutchinson, the chosen one. Pax – C.
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