The Lottery Essay

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The Lottery has been craftily shown in both the movie and the text in a suspenseful and dark manner, telling the same story, they show it with many similarities but also with many differences, in the showing and typing of the setting, characters, and the plot setting. In the Lottery text, the lottery took place in the morning, probably some time between the beginning of work and lunch, in a square, where they all met up. I can come to the conclusion that the lottery was in between lunch and the start of work because it says “‘Well, now.’ Mr. Summers said soberly, ‘guess we better get started, get this over with, so’s we can go back to work. Anybody ain’t here?’” which means that it must be sometime in work. The Lottery text also explained how the children stacked a pile of stones before the lottery started. In the text it says, “Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones, and the other boys soon followed his example, selecting his smoothest and roundest stones; Bobby and Harry Jones and Dickie Delacroix-- the villagers pronounced his name ‘Dellacroy’-- eventually made a great pile of stones in the corner of the square and guarded it against the raids of the other boys.” This shows how the boys would gather the roundest and smoothest rocks, the best throwing stones, and prepared them for the soon to be stoning. In the Lottery video, we can also make the conclusion that it take place in the morning because Mr. Summers says the same thing about getting back to work, and before the Hutchinson’s leave fro the lottery, they make Junior finish his breakfast, which means in was in the morning. We can also conclude that it was in a square because of the way the area where the lottery place was looked. But, in the Lottery video, it never shows the boys stacking stones, it only shows stones in the citizens’ hands before they stoned Tessie. Though the characters all remain mostly the same, many actions and families are not the same. Similarities are that in both the movie and the text, Old man...

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