Its summer, the skies are clear, the flowers are blooming and its a beautiful scene. Its the day of the lottery and everyone is gathering in the square. The women walking behind their men. All the kids are collecting and piling up stones
Everyone was really anxious and not so excited about the lottery. People maintained their distance from the black box and when Mr. Summers asked the crowd for help, people hesitated. We also see that people are forgetting about the lottery and they don't look so happy
Everyone starts drawing out the lottery. Mr Adams talk to Old man Warner and how they should stop the lottery. But, Warner was against it. In the end, Bill wins the lottery and Tessie starts arguing how he didn't get enough chance to pick.
I wonder why we need flowers and stones.
After bill wins the lottery, the complete Hutchinson family has to draw the lottery again. Everyone is anxious about who won the lottery. This time, Tessie is the one who had the slip with the black spot on it.
People start picking up stones and threw them at Tessie. The first one was Old Man Warner. The Lottery was a tradition that everyone followed from years. In the end, her own son, Davy, also started hitting her with pebbles.
The most ironic part in this story is that the setting is really beautiful, the story is full of curious events but the Lottery is a death ticket for the winner. When we think about lottery, happy thoughts come to our mind but the story is opposite from the reality or our thoughts. A son helps in the killing of his own mother.