as the towns people gather we grow confused. the only information we have is gained through tense conversation passed between adults while the children run around and collect rocks. the children start to form piles as the lottery begins. this scene creates tension by showing limited information about the lottery. all we have is the depressing description of the town
mr summers starts to call up the people of the town. members of different families
Tessie's name is drawn. She begins to get frantic and starts panicking as we get closer to finding out what the lottery means. The people move to the rocks, finally revealing what they were collected for. It is surprising because the piles seemed to be innocent. Especially since they were made by children.