Mrs Hutchinson In The Lottery

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In the short story, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, the character Mrs. Hutchinson was distinctive from the start. As the story unfolds, Tess Hutchinson or preferably Mrs. Hutchinson arrives at the lottery late but was eager to reach the scene. Ironically, the town took her tardiness lightly although it is against the traditions of the lottery to be late. Beyond the point that she refuses to adhere to the rules Mrs. Hutchinson seem quite ecstatic to join the lottery. As the other women waited for their husbands to draw, Tess urges her husband “Get up there, Bill.” Regrettably, there seems to be a drawback attitude emitting from Mrs. Hutchinson once she discovers she had the winning lottery ticket. It was this shift in attitude and behavior that made Mrs. Hutchinson the prominent character in “The Lottery.”
Tess was a unique character in the sense that she was disparate to the norm of a heroic mother or housewife. Today, we witnessed many events where a mother will break their necks and sacrifice themselves in order to provide their child a
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Hutchinson character because she taught me a valuable lesson—there’s a thin line between righteousness and fairness. Towards the end of the story, she shifted her words for it isn’t fair to it is not right. This simple twist of words resonates wit6h me because I now realized that sometimes things that may not be right can be fair. In the heart aching case of Mrs. Hutchinson, death was fair because every villager was given the chance to participate in this virtuous martyrdom. Each of the villagers agreed to follow and continue to carry this ritual including Mrs. Hutchinson herself. What made the situation fair was the fact that they all played by the rules—each of them draws from the box once without speculating the box. So, the changing of her words is a powerful lesson in the story. Mrs. Hutchinson was not a saint but a woman who values her life. No, it was not right for her to die but indeed it was
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