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Blind Obedience in the Lottery and the Wave

Summary: Compares the short stories, The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and the short video, The Wave. Considers the common theme of blind obedience in each work.
Shirley Jackson's short story, " The Lottery," is about a small rural village that conducts an annual drawing to determine who will be sacrificed to ensure plentiful crops. The video " The wave," is about a teacher who experiments to see how easily the students catch on to blind obedience. Both stories share one important theme; They warn against blind obedience to authority.

The characters in "The wave," are Lori, who is the main character, and also the scapegoat in this story. There is David which is Lori's boyfriend. And Mr. Ross who is the teacher and conducts all of the activities they do. Mr. Ross puts the students through indoctrinization ( brainwashing) to see how easily they catch on to blind obedience. He taught them posture, timing, and discipline. He also taught them a salute that said "Strength through discipline, Strength through community, Strength through action!" The students just think...

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