The Lottery is in third person, "The children assembled first, of course... The girls stood aside, talking among themselves, looking over their shoulders at rolled in the dust or clung to the hands of their older brothers or sisters.... Soon the men began to gather...The lottery was conducted--as were the square dances, the teen club, the Halloween program--by Mr. Summers. who had time and energy to devote to civic activities."
"The people of the village began to gather in the square, between the post office and the bank, around ten o'clock"
One of the themes is hypocrisy, the tradition of this ritual is so natural to the village that they don't think about what they're really doing, killing an innocent villager to "save" something that is not connected to the death of a villager in any way. "It isn't fair, it isn't right,' Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her."