The Lottery

The Lottery
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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • The story begins in a small peaceful village with about 600 people gathering in the town square , and on this day every  year the village holds their annual lottery that's been around since the oldest man in the village was born. The head of each household is asked to draw a piece of paper from the black box that resides in the town square. This year Mr.Summers , a town resident, is sworn in by the postmaster to be the official of the lottery.
  • Climax
  • The conflict that  arises in the story is person vs society . The conflict in a sense occurs when the people gather slips of paper for the lottery that end up in one villager being sacrificed. The person who get's picked for the sacrifice battles with their society's tradition and culture creating a battle between person and the system This specifically happens when Bill draws a slip of a paper with a mark and on it and Tessie complains that it was unfair because he didn't have enough time to choose which one he wanted  which later ends in Tessie's demise.
  • Falling Action
  • The rising action is when Tessie's family  gathers up to the front and is told to draw slips of paper including the paper with the mark on it. This is the Rising Action because suspense builds up to Tessie's demise.
  • Resoultion
  •  The climax is when Tessie draws slip with the black dot and realizes she won.
  • The falling action is when the villagers prepare to throw stones at Tessie because she won .
  • The resolution is that Tessie get's stoned.
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