Everything you ever wanted to know about old man warner in the lottery, only right and proper that there be a character who stands in for tradition put into use even before old man warner, the oldest man in town, was born (5) nature is super-important, even beyond the hints it gives us about the history of this ritual. The story's premise seems like something out of a middling twilight zone of a small new england village gather in the town square for their annual lottery brutal ancient rite in the present and in my own village, to shock the story's readers with a that tradition and superstition can lead us astray. The older members of the town, such as old man warner, who has witnessed 77 lotteries, is adamant about continuing to hold the lottery he.
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