By: Shirley Jackson compiled by Zoe Manning
This means that many people will follow a tradition with no idea where it came from or why they do it, simply because they were told to and that's the only thing they know. They may not know that what they are doing is wrong. This implies that although it is not completely the fault of the tradition, and those who follow it, anyone may seem good at heart but without knowing what is ok and what is not by the rest of society and its times can make you do terrible things. In this case, murder for population control.