Who Is So Unlucky In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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In “The Lottery” a representative for every family in this small town is to pick a paper out of a large black box that is either blank or has a black dot on the center. When Mr. Hutchinson chooses the dreaded black dotted paper, his wife Tessie is quickly on his defense. But, as soon as the family has to each choose a paper themselves and it becomes clear that Tessie has chosen the black dotted paper, he is quick to pull her paper out of her hand and show the towns people that she had the paper of death. The “Lottery” is an age old tradition that doesn’t seem to have any real reasoning. If your family is so unlucky as to get the black dotted paper it doesn't matter if you are a man, women, or a child, if you yourself choose the black dotted
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