The Lottery

The Lottery
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Basically everything that happened in the short story "The Lottery." 5/10 Wouldn't read again.

Storyboard Text

  • Exposition
  • Rising Action
  • Rising Action
  • It ain't fair!
  • In the exposition of this story, the people of the town gather together, most likely for the lottery, and even before that, it is found out that the lottery has been going on for years before.
  • Climax
  • He didn't have time!
  • First, the children gather smooth and round stones, and the reader doesn't know what for. Next, all the men in town get letters.
  • Falling Action
  • It ain't fair!
  • Then, the lottery starts, and Bill Hutchinson's family is picked, which means that an adult now needs to be chosen. This leads Tessie Hutchinson to argue, because her family got picked, which means that the lottery is most likely bad.
  • Resolution
  • After Tessie argues, it ends up that she gets picked out of her family for the lottery, and based on her reaction, we can tell that the lottery isn't good. She reacts with more arguing that saying that Bill wasn't given enough time to pick his envelope.
  • Next, the townspeople gather stones from where the children put them, and the reader knows that the lottery could end up hurting someone. Then Tessie is forced to the town square, as she says that the lottery isn't fair.
  • Tessie says, "It isn't right, it isn't right," and then she screams as the villagers attack her. Finally, Tessie is killed by people throwing rocks at her, and the reader finally knows that the lottery was to decide who would be killed.
  • It isn't fair, it isn't right.
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