The story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson mentioned that the lottery is based on a tradition that the town folks gather for their annual lottery rituals that’s been passed down for years. The story tells you how the towns people stoned people for the sake of the tradition. In the speech “Hope, Despair and Memory” he talks about how the German soldiers brought them to the camps and how they treated the Jews. The authors describe the problems of humankind by tell us how remembering the past so that we don’t make the same mistakes. In the story “The Lottery” one way that Shirley Jackson supports her claim is by tell us that we don’t have to follow tradition. In the beginning of the story she talks about how it was a pretty and sunny day by stating, “The flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green.” The people feel good about the lottery. In the story it states, “They stood together, away from the pile of stones in the corner, and their jokes were quiet and they smiled rather than laughed.” The begging of the tell us how it was a clear and sunny with fresh warmth of a full-summer day and at the end of the story it was more like a dark and distinct day because they had the stoning. About how the story of “The Lottery” began with the town folk putting their names on a piece of paper to be put in a black box for Mr. Summers could get the ritual started. The Hutchinson’s and the other town folks was ok with the lottery until their family names was called then they wanted change. The Hutchinson’s had to put their name back in and then pull to see who had to be sacrificed by stoning. In the speech “Hope, Despair and Memory” Wiesel theme is the same because they talk about how they both had to sacrifice something. In the speech it states, “Waking among the dead, one wonder if one was still alive.” The figurative language is pathos and the rhetorical appeal is emotional. It relates to his central idea because it tells how they felt in the camps. The story and the speech a similar because they both sacrificed someone they loved. Both authors were able to prove their overall messages by using pathos and emotional appeals. There warning/advice is that tradition can be broken and that you have to remember the past so you don’t make the same mistakes in the future. What if you had to go to the camp one of you parents had to be stoned?