Why is it significant that Mr. Martin helps set up the Lottery, while everyone else avoids helping, in "The Lottery"?

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The Martins are the town grocers.  While everyone else avoids the lottery, they seem to want to be involved in it.  They even keep the box in their store sometimes.  This demonstrates that not everyone is afraid of the lottery and some people even like it.  The town could not keep a tradition like this without some people like that. 

Little Bobby Martin seems to really like the lottery.  His behavior borders on sociopathic, because he gets way too much pleasure out of the lottery.  Either that, or he is too young to fully grasp the significance what is going on.  He is the first one to gather the stones. 

Bobby Martin had already stuffed his...

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