Reading for Essay #3: Definition

In our daily conversations, we tend to use many very abstract terms, frequently assuming others are defining them as we are. When pressed, however, we often cannot put into words how we ourselves define these terms. One such term is “freedom.” In America, we love this word. We are, after all, the “Land of the Free.” But what does that really mean? We know from history that freedom certainly does not mean the same thing for all people. It is also evident that there are many types of freedom, ranging from those on a national level to those that are much more personal. One very interesting look at this concept of freedom can be found in the short story, “The Lottery.” The big question: What statement about freedom does this story make?


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