The Lottery Plot Diagram

The Lottery Plot Diagram

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  • The Gathering
  • Catching up with one another
  • Can u believe the rain? It is so good for planting.
  • I am going to use a tractor this year. Can you believe the taxes
  • Mr. Summers
  • All the people in the town gathered at the square on June 27th for the lottery. In other towns, some lotteries took two days, but in this town, there were around 300 people and only took two hours. Some of the younger boys already started to gather stones.
  • Quitting Lotteries
  • Nothing but trouble in that. Young fools.
  • Some places have already quit lotteries.
  • The men talked amongst themselves about their children, talking about planting and rain, tractors and taxes. The women came soon after the men in their faded house dresses and sweaters.
  • Who has it?
  • Who's got it? Is it the Dunbars? Is it the Watsons?
  • It's Hutchinson. It's Bill, Bill Hutchinson's got it.
  • Mr. Summmers conducted the lottery, square dances, the teen club, and the Halloween program. He had much time and energy to conduct these events. Mr. Summers, a round-shaped face, jovial man, ran the coal business but didn't have any children and his very own wife was a scold. Mr. Summers had the lists of heads of families, heads of households, and the names of the family members. The Postmaster swore Mr. Summers in as the official of the lottery. Many traditions had slipped loose but this one was still continued. Now, the heads of the families came up to pick a slip.
  • Tessie has it
  • It isn't fair, it isn't right!
  • Mrs. Adams said that some villages had quit lotteries. Old Man Warner thought there was nothing but trouble in that. So, I think some of the elders consider this tradition and don't want this to end.
  • At first, no one moved but all of a sudden everyone opened their slip. Everyone exclaimed across the crows, "who's got it." Then, it hit everyone. The Hutchinson family has it. Bill Hutchinson stood quiet, looking down at the slip he had picked while Tessie Hutchinson claimed her husband did not get enough time to pick and it was not fair.
  • The Hutchinson family (Bill, Tessie, Bill Jr., Nancy, Little Dave) all had to pick from the box and whoever picked the slip with the black dot would be killed. Tessie's slip had the black dot. The villagers started to move in on her and throw their stones, as Mrs. Hutchinson screamed it wasn't fair nor right. (Combined falling action and resolution because I ran out of space)
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