The Lottery Story Plot

The Lottery Story Plot
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  • Exposition
  • Conflict
  • Rising Action
  • It is a sunny and clear day in a small village that has around 600 people.Children run around collecting stones and adults greet each other warmly. They stand around, waiting for the annual lottery to start.
  • Climax
  • Mr. Summers calls each head of the household pick up a slip of paper from a box.  In a moment, everyone opens their slips and Bill Hutchinson realizes he has the "marked" paper. Tessie, his wife, calls the drawing unfair and wants to start over again. 
  • Falling Action
  • Bill, Tessie, and their three children come to the box and choose from five white paper slips. Each take one and open their slips one at a time.
  • Resolution
  • Tessie Hutchinson ends up having the slip with the spot on it. She is speechless and Bill forces the paper out of her hand. She "won" the lottery.
  • Bill Hutchinson shows the paper to the crowd and everyone gets ready. Children, men, and women pick up stones collected earlier.
  • Tessie is in the center of the crowd and holds her hands up desperately. She keeps on shouting "It isn't fair." A stone hits her in the head and everyone is upon her.
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