Theme: you got to learn to give up on some traditions
Old man warner
Y'all are crazy and nothings good enough for you
We should just get rid of the tradition
Some young people
Pacing: Speeds up
Be a good sport Tessie
This isn't Fair!!
The tone is very matter of fact/nonchalant. I chose the because they are in a town and it goes with the mood thought the story. You could probably see children playing around in this very seemingly calm town. According to the text it says: "They greeted one another and exchanged bits of gossip as they went to join their husbands. Soon the women, standing by their husbands, began to call to their children, and the children came reluctantly, having to be called four or five times. Bobby Martin ducked under his mother's grasping hand and ran, laughing, back to the pile of stones
Foreshadowing: Children and strange behavior of the adults
The theme is to try and get rid of old traditions. In other words stay out of the past and move on. In the story old man warner didn't want to get rid of the tradition and calls them crazy. A piece of evidence from the text says: "They do say," Mr. Adams said to old man warner who stood next to him, "that village over in the north village they're talking of giving up the lottery. Old man warner snorted. "Pack of crazy fools". he said. "Listening to the young folks, nothings good enough for them." Old man warner is an example of what to not be like and not to get extremely attatched to crazy traditions like this one.
The pace begins to speed up when Bill Hutchinson get it and Tessie starts yelling and everyone tells her to be a good sport and be quite. According to the text it says: "Suddenly, Tessie Hutchinson shouted to Mr. Summers, "You didn't give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn't fair!" "Be a good sport Tessie," Mrs. Delacroix called, and Mrs. Graves said, "All of us took the same chance." Usually people would be happy about winning a lottery but she wasn't which was confusing and probably woke up some of the readers
The children are collecting stones and it seems like regulars behavior for kids until its revealed at the end what the stones are used for. In the story it says: "Dellacroy"-eventually made a great pile of stones in one corner of the square and guarded it against the raids of other boys." And then for the adults, according to the text it says:" They stood together, away from the pile of stones in the corner, and their jokes were quiet and they smiled rather than laughed." After reading this I thought that there was something up with the lottery.