In today’s society, winning the lottery would bring great joy to someone hence the word “winning” which is usually considered something positive but in the story “The Lottery”, winning the lottery isn’t exactly a win. The story takes place on a nice sunny day in a small village packed with families that are fairly close. Annually, all people inhabiting the village gather together and hold the lottery which is a tradition where there are as many slips as there are families, one having a black dot on it. One by one the head of each household draws a slip not daring to peek at it until directed to do so. After each family has drawn their slip to fate, the family with the black dot must then draw again, but this time each member of the family draws a slip with only one having the black dot on it. The family member that draws the black dot must then be stoned to death by the rest of the village in belief that their sacrifice will increase their crop share. In “The Lottery”, old man Warner even says, “Lottery in June corn be heavy soon.” …show more content…
She has four kids, one grown, and is married to Bill Hutchison. The day of the lottery, Tessie showed up late but showed little worry for it. She was all smiles and when it was her husband’s turn to go she even rushed him to hurry up and draw showing how careless she was about the lottery. Everything changed when her husband Bill was the one who drew the black dot; she started screaming and protesting, claiming that the drawing was unfair and that the people did not give enough to draw. Things escalated even more when they redrew and Tessie got the black dot. She even tried throwing her grown daughter under the bus. Towards the beginning of the story Tessie was content with the lottery and even rushed Bill to draw, but at the end she said the lottery was unfair and that Bill didn’t have enough time to draw showing the two sides to Tessie in the story and how she
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Tessie Hutchinson should not have been stoned to death in The Lottery. She was completely innocent of any crime that we know of, had a family that she was taking care of, and seemed to be one of the only voices of reason in the village. When she is introduced, she is portrayed as a funny wife. She forgot that it was June 27th because she was taking care of the house for her family. She called out that the lottery system wasn’t fair, they even said that every year it gets faster and faster.
The Lottery In the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson, the husbands were the first one to draw a slip from the black box, used for the ritual, in alphabetical order. As soon as the head of the families got their slip of paper, they can open it. Unfortunately, Bill Hutchinson pulled out the slip that tells everyone his household was chosen again to join the ritual. Mr. Hutchinson’s wife accused Mr. Summers, the ritual conductor or host, for not giving his husband enough time while it was his turn to take a random slip from the box.
She was ordinary just like everyone else in the town. She was a middle aged, jovial, sarcastic housewife. Tessie, who is married to Bill and has three children, was sacrificed. She had won the lottery and had to pay the price. Her overarching goal was to survive the lottery like everybody else.
In “The Lottery”, people have to draw names. The last person that gets their name drawn gets stoned to death. This has been a tradition for years and it happens once a year. The reason they do this is because they think that doing the lottery will help their crop season. The theme in this story is sometimes you have to sacrifice something to get something good.
Throughout centuries, traditions and rituals have had the ability to control one’s behavior. In Shirley Jackson’s, “The Lottery”, she tells the reader of a small village. On the surface, this community may seem relatively normal. However, despite the picturesque appeal, this falsely serene village has a distinct deceitful flaw. On June 27th, every year, a lottery takes place.
She realizes that this is an unpleasurable and outdated tradition and should be forgotten only because she got chosen. However, if her family’s name wasn’t drawn, she would have blindly followed the ritual, thrilled to have escaped a gruesome, sacrificial death. As a reader it is easy to empathize for Tessie since she or others don’t have a voice in their community or are even able to look at the bigger picture and see that the lottery is unnecessary. Not only does the dramatic irony of the lottery allow the reader to understand Tessie’s view, it creates a similar feeling towards Bill Hutchinson. For example, “Bill Hutchinson went over to his wife and forced the slip of paper out of her hand.
She wore an old faded house dress. Together, Bill and Tessie had 3 children. On the day of the lottery, Mrs. Hutchinson was washing dishes and she was late the the square because she forgot it was the day of the lottery. Once her family had been chosen, she was instant to call out, “It Wasn’t Fair!” and she was willing to give up her own kids in fear for her own life.
The text, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a very surprising tale to tell about unusual events that happen in a growing village. The lottery, which takes place every year is when all the villagers pick a slip of paper from the black box . The person with the black dot in the corner of their paper which is an indication they will face a not so happy event. They then die a miserable death of being stoned at the hands of their friends and family. At first like any other person would they would argue, but in the end they die in frustration, confusion,and fear.
Her punishment is revealed the end of the story when the climax is at its highest; the result of who won the lottery. Everyone in the Hutchinson family chose a slip of paper from the black box, they open it and see Tessie is the one with the black dot paper. This black dot indicates that Tessie is the winner of the lottery. She then claims that “It wasn’t fair!” (6) and that she shouldn’t have to be the one chosen.
I am surprised that everyone in the town goes along in the lottery because in the end one person out of the whole town dies for not reason. Everyone in the village turns on Mrs. Hutchinson after she has the slip of paper with the black dot on it. They don’t care about who she is anymore or that she has a family. They are just glad that they didn’t get the dot, and are excited to stone someone to death, and it not be them.
“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a short story about a small village and their annual tradition of the lottery. In the story, the lottery is held on June twenty-seventh, a warm summer day in the mid-morning. After some time, the lottery begins and the head of each individual family draws a paper from the black box. The family that draws the slip marked with a black circle is the Hutchison’s. Consequently, each member of the Hutchison family then draws a slip of paper which eventually reveals that the mother, Tessie Hutchinson, has received the marked slip.
This is not the case for a small village in a rural setting in Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery.” A long held tradition in which one person draws a piece of paper for their families and then the village proceeds to stone to death the one family member that draws the unlucky black dot, the lottery rarely draws questioning. In this story, Tessie Hutchinson is fine with the process until
In the village, and the world at large, in “The Lottery” there is a yearly practice of human sacrifice to assure good crop. The feeling that occur to the fictional people in this story must be very conflicted or dulled to the point where there is no longer feeling. Jackson’s only source of background is conversation between the characters. The narrator does not offer any background at all. Through the story we see that this lottery is a yearly event.
Usually the lottery is something you’re looking forward to, and hoping you will win, but not in this town. Yesterday evening the residents of Charleston, Nevada got together for their annual lottery. Like our lottery it has been going on since the town was founded, and will continue. However their lottery if different instead of someone happily winning they come together and randomly choose someone to stone to death. Mr Summers is in charge followed by his assistant Mr Graves, together they get 300 pieces of paper only one with the black dot, and put them in the dreaded black box.
This story went from a little farm town story to a twist ending that no one would have expected. Thestory The Lottery starts off about how every town has been doing a lottery longer than anyone canremember. Once a year the entire town gathers in the middle of town to do the lottery. In the middle ofthe crowd is a black box that everyone surrounds in a circle. The head of the family draws a piece ofpaper out of the black box.