In “The Lottery”, Mr. Summers does not plan it in advanced, he wants to do as little as possible with the lottery, so he waited until the last minute to draw the black dot. The townsperson, Mr. Summers is in charge of the drawing. It is all random, there is blank slips with one slip with a black dot and when that one lucky winner gets the one with the black dot on it, they got stoned. “The Lottery” and The Hunger Games contrast in how they select the people from either the town or the districts. They differ in how he or she actually got picked and how they got killed.
The story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a short story of horror and realism. On June 27th on a late summer morning, the villagers of a small New England village gatherd together in the town square to conduct their annual lottery. There is a black box on a stool and in the box there is pieces of paper in the box. Each person from a family get one paper from the black box even the children get a piece of paper and every stayed quiet and nervouse. Then Bill Hutchinson looked at the paper and notice that he got the black dot.
Shirley Jackson, author of "The Lottery" portrayed the short story of death when a person wins the raffle in order to unravel the idea of population control. In the first paragraph, it said, “... there were only about three hundred people…” (1) Jackson used two key words: only and about. The population was neither exactly three hundred people, or was there about three hundred people. This foreshadows that something will happen to the population of the village. In addition, the people in the village thought they already have too much people in their village, and doesn't want to populate any further.
In the second paragraph, youngsters place numerous rocks in their pockets and build a piles of boulders in the town square, which appears like harmless play until the stones’ actual purpose converts strong at the conclusion of the story. Tessie’s late entrance at the lottery suddenly arrays her separately from the pack, and the observation Mr. Summers makes “Thought we were going to have to get on without you” is creepily discerning about Tessie’s outcome. When Mr. Summers requests whether the Watson boy will pull for him and his mother, no intention is known on behalf of why Mr. Watson wouldn’t pull as each of the additional spouses and fathers do, which can indicates that Mr. Watson could have subsisted as last year’s victim. Jackson builds uncertainty in “The Lottery” by persistently silencing rationalization and does not expose the actual nature of the lottery until the first stone clashes with Tessie’s skull. We discover a portion about the lottery, with the sections of the ritual that partake of a many that have survived or been lost.
In the story “The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson, residents of a New England village gather in a square between the post office and the bank in the morning of June 27th for the annual lottery. The lottery is a ritual tradition that the villagers follow yearly consisting the same old rules that have only been changed. The year’s winner of the lottery is a lady named, Tessie Hutchinson, the prize she earns is unbelievable. Theme and symbolism are used in story to make the irony of the story more intense, by making the prize for the lottery unforeseen to the reader. The themes of this short story include the following, the danger of blindly following tradition and the randomness of persecution.
Brutal as the ritual is, the public remains aloof to the cruelty involved. This is due to several factors; hope for a better life, lack of proper knowledge, and an overbearing group mentality amongst the community. The combination of these elements leads to an abnormal and apathetic mentality in this fictional society. Perhaps
Old Man Warner, the oldest man in the town, says in the story, “Pack of crazy fools,” he said. ‘Listening to the young folks, nothings good enough for them. Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting to go back to living in caves, nobody work anymore, live that way for a while. Used to be a saying about ‘Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon.’ First thing you know, we’d all eating stewed chicken weed and acorns. There’s always been a lottery.” Was it possible this was a tradition used to sacrifice someone, to ensure a great harvest?
Many themes could be interpreted throughout the “The Lottery”. While Shirley Jackson is writing “The Lottery”, she gives a good theme of tradition. Throughout the whole story she explains the little events the people of the village do once a year, the day the lottery takes place. The villagers take tradition so far when it is time for the lottery because they have done the event so long they see nothing wrong with it. The lottery is taking someone’s life away because that person drew a black dot.
Shirley Jackson emphasizes this absurdity in the short story, “The Lottery,” through the irrational and ludicrous oppression of Tessie Hutchinson, the protagonist. The author created a world in which, every year, all of the villagers take part in the lottery, where they draw a slip of paper, one of which has a black dot on it. The villager, in this case Tessie Hutchinson, who selects that paper is, in an astonishing peripeteia, stoned. In “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson conveys the theme that there is no basis
She was known for her more popular short stories such as; “The Lottery”, “Life Among Savages”, and “Hangsam”. Shirley Jackson wrote the lottery on a warm June day and only took two hours. Although many people hated it, and were very confused she never offered an explanation about what the deep meaning was. The short story “The Lottery,” is based in a small village in England. Once a year a so called “Lottery” is held, where one person will be stoned to death.