Many aspects of the tradition (the stoning) have changed or disappeared, but the people still remember to use stones. What is implied by this fact?

Many aspects of the tradition (the stoning) have changed or disappeared, but the people still remember to use stones. What is implied by this fact?

Many aspects of the tradition (the stoning) have changed or disappeared, but the people still remember to use stones. What is implied by this fact?

Many aspects of the tradition (the stoning) have changed or disappeared, but the people still remember to use stones. What is implied by this fact?

Concerning Jackson’s “The Lottery,” I think the issue you’re getting at is that no concrete reason for the existence of the lottery is given in the story.  None of the characters seems to know or care why they participate in the lottery once a year.  They seem to participate because it is a tradition, period; because it’s what everybody does.  That’s the point.Given the right (or wrong) circumstances, normal people are capable of atrocious acts.  If you view this as a scapegoat story, otherwise normal people are capable of great cruelty to scapegoats.  The fact that there is no logical reason for the lottery is the point.I don’t see any specific significance in the use of stones as opposed to any other method of execution.  At least not as far as what you mention about the people remembering to use stones.  If there’s significance in the use of stoning, it’s that it is biblical, ancient, and heinous.
Many aspects of the tradition (the stoning) have changed or disappeared, but the people still remember to use stones. What is implied by this fact?
Many aspects of the tradition (the stoning) have changed or disappeared, but the people still remember to use stones. What is implied by this fact?
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Many aspects of the tradition (the stoning) have changed or disappeared, but the people still remember to use stones. What is implied by this fact?
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