Innocent Victims Lead To Unjustified Deaths         A Lamb To The

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Innocent victims lead to unjustified deaths A lamb to the slaughter is a person who is killed for no reason. The stories "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, "The Monkey's Paw" by W.W. Jacobs, and "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury were all innocent victims who suffered unjustified deaths. Tessie Hutchinson from "The Lottery" was a victim who suffered death due to society's traditions. An ancient tradition lived on in the village where Tessie Hutchison and her family are living. Each year, around June, a lottery was held that selected someone to sacrifice his or her life. Instead of winning prizes, they win their death. During the lottery, one member of each household must talk a piece of paper from he black box and whoever is chosen at the end has to sacrifice their life. Tessie went to the village expecting she wouldn't win and when she received the lottery paper with the black dot, she was stoned by society as she screamed out "It isn't fair." Likewise, Herbert White from "The Monkey's Paw" had to sacrifice his life. Mr. White had received a monkey's paw, which allowed them to make three wishes. Mr. White wished for 200 pounds to pay off the mortgage and Herbert clearly said that he expected he would never see the money. This coincidentally came true, for Herbert died. As compensate for his death, his parents receiver the money they had wished for. Inadvertently, they were the cause of their son's death. Finally, George and Lydia Hadley from "The Veldt" just wanted to do...

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