The Lottery

The Lottery

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  • Exposition
  • We are a bit early, dont you think?
  • Only 5 minutes.
  • Rising Action 1
  • Tessie your late.
  • Rising Action 2
  • Everyone pick a slip!
  • The setting is in a small village. The story takes place in June, awarm summer day and green grass. All of the characters seem to know one another and speak politely to each other as they enter the town square in anticipation of the lottery. All of this creates a calm or pleasant mood. However, the author adds foreshadowing by having the young boys gather stones.
  • Climax
  • I do not have the winning slip
  • Everyone is gathering for the Lottery. Mr. Summers and Mr. Graves enter with a big black box and stool. The town gathered around Mr. Summers and all got quite. The official Lottery started. Tessie Hutchinson was late.
  • Falling Action
  • "It isn't fair, it isn't right"
  • Every one gathered around Mr. Summers, and Tessie was late. Each head of the household pulls for the family. The Hutchinson family got the winning slip. Tessie argued how it wasn't fair then each member of the family has to pick a slip separately. Bill Sr. did not have the winning slip, Bill Jr. and Nancy did not have the slip neither did Little Davy,,,,
  • Resolution
  • "It isn't fair, it isn't right"
  • Tessie does not say anything but, nobody else had the slip. Bill Sr. pulls Tessie's slip and she has the black dot on her slip. Tessie has pulled the winning slip but was not to happy since the winner gets stoned. 
  • Are you okay Ms. Hutchinson?
  • Tessie do you have the winning slip?
  • Tessie argues that the drawing was unfair. Tessie begs for another drawing but no one says anything. someone hits her in the head with a stone, Mrs. Delacroix tells everyone to start gathering the biggest stones. Tessie Hutchinson started to get big stones thrown at her.
  • Tessie was stoned to death.
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