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"The Lottery" and Religion

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Title: "The Lottery" and Religion
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Subject: English
Date: August 27, 2009
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The phrase "lottery in June, Corn be heavy soon" is a not so subtle nod to many of the pagan fertility rites. These traditions held that if there was a sacrifice to a certain deity at a certain time, then the deity would bring a bountiful harvest, good fishing, nice weather, or whatever the villagers ask for...
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These traditions held that if there was a sacrifice to a certain deity at a certain time, then the deity would bring a bountiful harvest, good fishing, nice weather, or whatever the villagers ask for. If this is the case for the lottery in Jackson's story, then again, the meaning or reasoning behind it has been lost thought the years...
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