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A Brief Sumary Chapter By Chapter Of The Lotery By Shirley Jackson

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1. On June 27, the villagers of a small town got together for the town lottery. There are only 300 people in this village. The summer just started and everyone in the town collected stones together. Then families stand together. Mr. Summers ran the lottery because he does things for the village. A black box is brought out in front of everyone. Mr. Summers mixes up the slips of paper in the box. Then he calls everyone’s name in town. After he finishes calling names, everyone in town opens their papers. Bill Hutchinson received the winning ticket and Tessie protest against the lottery. Then everyone in her family redraws and it is Tessie who drew the paper with the black dot on it. Then villagers grab stones, and point them at Tessie. Finally, Tessie says it’s not fair and is hit in the head with a stone.
2. The author creates tone, which changes from peaceful and calm to horror. Words in the story like humorlessly and awkwardly help the reader feel the ...view middle of the document...

Summers and everyone else in the village knew the answer perfectly well ". This limited use of omniscience from the story.
4. The Delacroix family has a name that means of the cross.

Mr. Harry Graves is a postmaster.

Mr. Summers is the man who conducts the lottery.
Warner is oldest man in the village. Warner keep telling the younger villagers to stop having lotteries.

Hutchinson is a historical name from a Christian leader Anne Hutchinson. In 1636 she was charged with heresy and banished from the Massachusetts Colony. Many years later she was killed.
Martin, originates from the Latin Martinus, which came from the Roman god Mars. He was the Roman god of war.
Bentham came from Jeremy Bentham (1748-1832), a British philosopher who advocated for the separation of church and state, women's rights and freedom of speech.
5. The lottery represents actions, behavior, and ideas that has been passed down for generation that accept and follow unquestioning, no matter how cruel the situation is. The lottery had been going on for so long that no one can remember why it even started. The purpose of the lottery is for human sacrifice.
6. The Lottery has elements of horror, irony, peacefulness, and convention. Some of the elements that continue in the village and have only changed a little.
7. The villagers eventually learn that as they grow, the ritual of picking a person to stone each year is a part of their lives.
8. A current tradition that is like the tradition in “The Lottery” is people and bills have to go thought the senate chamber daily to becomes laws.
9. Tessie Hutchinson became the unlucky loser of the lottery. Tessie picked the paper with the black mark on it and was stoned to death. Tessie Hutchinson arrived late to the lottery, admitting that she forgot what day it was. She stood out from the other villagers. She was a free spirit who was able to forget about the lottery entirely. Tessie is the only villager who protested against the lottery.
10. Yes, The story needed to be read a second time. Tessie’s attempt to have her daughter draw with the family is just heartless. Once reread it seemed like Tessie wants an extra chance to win some money but, in reality, she is trying to provide a better chance for herself not to be murdered.

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