Pack of crazy fools! They are talking of giving up the lottery. There's always been a lottery!
It isn't fair! It isn't right!
The theme in the story, "The Lottery", is that blindly following traditions can be dangerous. In the story, Old Man Warner, believes that by giving up the lottery, the people are letting go of important traditions. In reality, the lottery result in multiple deaths of townspeople. Some traditions are worth breaking in order t ensure the wellbeing of others.
Mr. Summers has been wanting to replace the old box that the villagers take the voting slips in. The town refused to replace it. This comes to show how the town views tradition and how stubborn they are.
This scene in "The Lottery" demonstrates the theme. Tessie was begging for mercy so the town wouldn't kill her. However, the town hangs on to their traditions and refused to save her. Even her own family killed her with stones.