The Lottery, By Shirley Jackson

925 WordsApr 23, 20154 Pages
It was a sunny summer day when all the villagers gathered in the village on June 27th for the annual Lottery. The actual event did not start until later on in the day, so there were little activities that the community members could do to keep them occupied. People would also go around looking for stones and collected them so they will have enough for the event. Mr. Summers is the person who conducted the Lottery. He has no kids so running the Lottery gave him something to do since he had a lot of time on his hands. Therefor he created the Lottery event and that was what he did to keep himself busy. The Lottery is the main reason of the villagers gathering together; at the event all the families from the village gather together to pick a slip of paper from a black box to determine who will get stoned by all the other villagers. In short story "The Lottery," Shirley Jackson demonstrates the dangers of a culture that requires people to participate in traditions that may lead to death. As I stated before in the beginning of the event all the families get together to pick a slip of paper from the black box Mr. Summers presents in the middle of the crowd. Who ever picks the paper with the black dot in the middle of the paper, their family had to choose again, and the person who picks the paper they will get stoned by all the villagers including their family members. Tessie was the person who got stoned in the story. The annual Lottery was about to start and everyone in the

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