Why according to the story do the townspeople carry on with the lottery?
Why did the village have a lottery every year? This was a long standing tradition in the town. It started because the townspeople thought that if they sacrificed a person from town, then their crops would grow. We expect it to be a lottery that people want to win.
Who chose the marked paper in the second part of the lottery?
The instant that Tessie Hutchinson chooses the marked slip of paper, she loses her identity as a popular housewife. 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.
Who chose the slip of paper for each family?
After Bill Hutchinson draws the slip of paper marked with his family name, Mr. Summers asks if there are any other Hutchinson households. Tessie mentions her daughter, Eva, a married woman, and Mr. Summers responds to her here.
Which family won the lottery in the lottery?
Which family “won” the lottery? The Hutchinson’s. Why were the children gathering stones and rocks before the lottery started? The pile of stones would be used to execute whoever “won” the lottery.
How do the townspeople feel about the lottery?
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.
Why does the town have a lottery?
Why does the town have a lottery? It is a tradition that is thought to bring them a good harvest. Both the young and the old support the lottery. They like to remember their town’s history.
What is Shirley Jackson’s message in the lottery?
The short story, “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson communicates this theme by showing how the villagers participate in a lottery every year. In life, there are people who follow tradition because the have to, or they are used to following without question.
What happened to the old black wooden box in the lottery?
The shabby black box represents both the tradition of the lottery and the illogic of the villagers’ loyalty to it. The black box is nearly falling apart, hardly even black anymore after years of use and storage, but the villagers are unwilling to replace it.
Who broke their leg in the lottery?
Mr. Summers recalls the reason for his absence, revealing how well he knows each individual villager. The fact that even though Dunbar broke his leg, he still needs someone to draw for him and could potentially be the one chosen, further demonstrates the cruelty of the lottery and, indirectly, of Mr. Summers.
How did you feel about the lottery at the end of the story?
Yes, I was surprised by the ending of the story. Jackson foreshadows a peaceful and original town. ( Stones repeated 3 times in paragragh 2)People in the town are seemly accustomed to this event that it comes as no surprise.