Summers and Mr. Graves prepares the slips of papers and mixes them up in the black box. Mr. Summers locks the box in his coal company. They make a list of all the families and households in the village so that the lottery can run smoothly. One of the villagers, Tessie Hutchinson forgets today is the day of the lottery and hastily joins the crowd. Her family are already at the square before her.
Suddenly. Tessie Hutchinson shouted to Mr. Summers. ‘You didn’t give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn’t fair’” (Jackson 5)!
When the lottery was conducted by Mr. Summers, the writer began to reveal that something is askew, as the crowd got more anxious. As narrated in the story “most of them were quiet. Wetting their lips. Not looking around”. This shows that the villagers were nervous when the lottery began.
When her husband, Bill Hutchinson, pulled out the slip of paper with the black dot, she protested that they didn’t give her husband enough time to pull out the slip of paper that he wanted. The author stated that Tessie yelled out at Mr. Summers, “ You didn’t give him enough time to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn’t fair!” (5) Her protest caused her beloved husband, Bill, to yell at her and tell her to shut up. Other characters in the story such as Mrs. Graves and Mrs. Delacroix also went against her and told her to be a good sport about the lottery.
“The Lottery” is a short story written by Shirley Jackson. It is about a group of people who gather around in the middle of town for a deadly lottery that occurs annually. In the lottery family members each receive a paper and the one who has the black dot on their paper is stoned to death. Jackson uses tone, symbols, and theme to illustrate the short story. The tone of the story is peaceful and normal in the beginning suggesting this will be a nice and pleasant story, in paragraph 1 Shirley Jackson writes “The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full summer day.” (Jackson).
“The Lottery” is a short story written by Shirley Jackson. The story begins on June 27th, the residents of a small New England village gather in the town square to conduct the lottery. Mr. Summers, the officiant of the lottery, brings the black box into the center of the square. Mr. Graves, the postmaster, brings a stool for the black box. Mr. Summers conducts a quick roll call, and the lottery begins.
“The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson is a very suspenseful, yet very shocking short story. This story is set in a small village, on a hot summers day in June. Flowers are blooming, and the towns people are gathering for the lottery, which is a tradition the town does every year. As the reader reads the first paragraph they think this is a happy story. The title also says, “The Lottery” which is a word often used for winning something or receiving a prize.
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.
The anticipation among the population is gloomy, and there is nothing in the text that points toward a happy outcome, yet the foreshadowing flies over the head of most readers. However, when the readers are finally awakened as the first stone is thrown, the execution of Tessie has begun, and the whole village proceeds to do what is expected of them. The irony of this story lies in the title and the diversion from the meaning we associate with lottery, except in this instance the winner is actually the loser, and instead of winning a bag of money, they lose their
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