What is ironic about him calling the others a “pack of young fools"?

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While the community members are drawing their slips of paper from the black box, Mr. Adams has a brief conversation with Old Man Warner about the lottery and mentions that other villages have stopped participating in the annual ritual. Old Man Warner responds by calling the people who have stopped participating in the lottery a "Pack of crazy fools" and proceeds to recite the short rhyme "Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon" (Jackson, 4). Old Man Warner's comments are ironic because he and the other community members that agree to participate in the lottery are the fools, while the other villages make a wise decision to put an end to the annual ritual. The lottery is a tradition that does not benefit the community in any way, shape, or...

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