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One could prove that Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" offers social commentary on blind obedience to tradition. The most poignant evidence which illustrates this idea is Old Man Warner's reaction to talk of ending the lottery: "Pack of crazy fools," he said. "Listening to the young folks, nothing's good enough for them...There's always been a lottery." This quote illustrates the "fact" that the villagers simply go along with their village traditions based upon the idea that the lottery has always been a part of their culture.
Continuing upon this idea, Mrs. Adams tells Warner that other places have already quit the lottery. Warner states that there is "nothing but trouble in that." Essentially, the idea that the lottery only continues because it has always been there supports the idea that it only continues for that reason.
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