Compare and Contrast Theme of Tradition change in “The Lottery” and “The Destructors”
Thesis statement Change in traditions is a theme that both Shirley Jackson’s The Lottery and Graham Greene’s The Destructors. Although written in different historical times and using different settings to pass the messages, the two short stories share a common theme of change. While Greene creates his chief antagonist in T (Trevor), who is determined to destroy the only house that reminisces tradition in London after the bomb attack, Jackson uses the event of a village lottery to indicate the changing society, but barbarism is persisting.
Both short stories involve erosion of the traditions and change in ...