The Lottery

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  • Exposition
  • Lets get those stones collected.
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  • Its such a wonderful, amazing and sunny day.
  • Rising Action One
  • Wouldn't have me leave m'dishes in the sink, now, would you. Joe?
  • Thought we were going to have to get on without you, Tessie.
  • Rising Action Two
  • You didnt give time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasnt fair.
  • Bill Hutchinson's got it.
  • The setting of the story takes place in June and the author describes the warm summer day and green grass. All to the characters seem to know one another and speak politely to each other as the enter of the town square in anticipation of the lottery. All this creates a calm or pleasant mood. However, the author adds foreshadowing by having the young boys gather stones.
  • Climax
  • It's Tessie.
  • Show us her paper. Bill.  
  • The moment comes when Mr. Summers and Mr. Graves enter the townsquare with the black box and the stool, this causes a silent mood and people gather around Mr. Summers. The officials in the small village start the lottery. Mrs. Hutchinson arrives to the lottery by being late which brings attention to her. After, every held of each family pulls slip for family.
  • Falling Action
  • All right folks. Let's finish quickly.
  • A tense moment is created when they find out what family got the winning slip. The Hutchinson family has the winning slip, Tessie Hutchinson states that it was not fair because they didn't give enough time for her husband (Mr.Hutchinson) to pick a slip. Then they have to pick another slip from the box, which causes suspense. They find out that little Davy does not have the winning slip, Bill Jr. and Nancy do not have the winning slip, and Bill Sr. does not have the winning slip.
  • Resolution
  • Come on, come on everyone.
  • Mr.Hutchinson takes the slip from Tessie as the winning slip. The people that didn't have it were relieved of not having the winning slip.  The people in the village had lost the original box but still kept the tradition with stones. The pile of stones the boys had stacked before, were ready. 
  • Everyone starts moving and try to be as fast as possible. Surprisingly Mrs. Delacroix picked up one of the biggest stones, it was so big she had to carry it with both her hands. Then she turned to Mrs. Dunbar and they were still trying to hurry up, even with barely being able to catch their breaths. The children already had the stones ready. The children gave some pebbles to little Davy Hutchinson.
  • Come on, hurry up.
  • Tessie is insistently arguing that the drawing wasn't fair at all. Someone hits her violently in her head with a stone, after this Mrs.Delacroix tells everyone to hurry up. Everyone picks the stones and Mrs. Delacroix who was Tessie's friend picks up the stone she had picked up. Someone hits her head with a stone. Tessie is still begging for another drawing. Now they were upon her.
  • It isn't fair, it isn't right.
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