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  • The story "The Lottery" starts off when kids are just getting out of school and it is the beginning of summer. Families gather together as they are getting ready for the lottery pick. They are all anxious to know what is going to happen and who is going to get the card with the black dot. They wait for the drawing all in groups by their last name. 
  • The conflict of "The Lottery" is that if you pull a ticket with a black dot on it, you have to suffer a consequence and get stones thrown at you. No one wants to get this ticket. So, if you get a ticket that is blank it is considered a "save card."
  • The rising action of this story mostly consists of every family member or townspeople getting their ticket and waiting to see what is going to happen. There is also a lot of speeches and a lot of waiting. 
  • The climax of the story is when Tessie Hutchinson was the one with the black dot on her white card. Everyone knew it was her and she freaked out. 
  • The falling action of "The Lottery" is when Tessie Hutchinson started to argue and yell at everyone. As they were all getting stones she kept saying things like "this isn't fair." Only because she didn't want to be the one to get stones thrown at her.
  • The resolution of this story is when everyone cleared a circle for Tessie Hutchinson to enter and stand. One person threw a stone at her head while someone kept saying to go because no one had started. She kept on screaming, "this isn't fair" and "this isn't right."
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