What are the people in the town like in the lottery?
The people in the town are what make this story so creepy and tragic. They all seem so normal, yet they are completely okay with a lottery system that elects one of their own members to be stoned to death. That’s not normal. When the story begins, the reader is introduced to the kids first.
Why is everyone in the town so obsessed with the lottery?
The reason why the villagers “have” to have a lottery is simply because the lottery had become a tradition that has been followed since the time of the villagers’ ancestors.
What do the townspeople think of the lottery box?
How do the townspeople view the lottery box? They are afraid of it. They all want to get rid of it. They see it as part of a tradition.
Which family won the lottery?
Which family “won” the lottery? The Hutchinson’s.
Is Tessie an innocent victim?
Her friends and family participate in the killing with as much enthusiasm as everyone else. Tessie essentially becomes invisible to them in the fervor of persecution. Although she has done nothing “wrong,” her innocence doesn’t matter.
Why is Mr Hutchinson upset?
Hutchinson is upset when she draws the slip of paper with the black spot because this indicates that she has “won” the lottery, meaning she will become the town’s annual sacrifice. Not only will Mrs.
What does the black dot symbolize in the lottery?
In the story, “The Lottery,” the black box symbolizes the judgment of the members of the town. The list of names represent those who will be judged—one of whom will die. The black spot is symbolic of the person from the town who is chosen to die.
What was the original reason for holding the lottery?
The original purpose of the lottery seem to have been some twisted sort of rain dance ritual. As Old Man Warner explains, the old saying used to exclaim, “Lottery in June, corn by heavy soon”.
Why don t the townspeople stop holding the lottery?
Why don t the townspeople stop holding the lottery? The people are holding the lottery, not because they want it to produce something beneficial to the community, but because they are afraid of what might happen if they gave it up. They don’t want to test it. Summers is in charge of the lottery.
What is the mood of Mrs Hutchinson?
What is the mood of Mrs Hutchinson? As the story opens, the mood is happy and pleasant. For example, when Tessie Hutchinson comes late, she exclaims she forgot what day it was and starts to laugh.