the townspeople gather for the selection of the lottery. Mr. Summers begins the rituals and the families all stand together.
Human vs. Society: There are some members in town who do not believe in the lottery anymore, and who are battling against the ideas held by the society
The head of each household in the family comes up to select a piece of paper. Families wait to look at the papers until all other families have selected. Mr. Summers then tells everyone when they can look at their papers