Analysis Questions: The Lottery
The piece made us feel confused because the title is not what we would assume a lottery really is. We did not enjoy it because it makes us believe it going to be a positive story and ended up being negative.
The people gather in the village
They gather stones
Names are pulled
Bill Hutchinson’s wife picks the paper with he black spot
The people gather for the stoning
The people throw stones at her (death)
Mr. Summers- conducts the lottery and prepares all the slips to be drawn. He does not change throughout the story.
Bill Hutchinson- husband of the lady who drew the paper with the black spot and showed everybody.
Old Man Warner- He does not change. He is an old man and has participated in seventy-seven lotteries.
Mrs. Hutchinson- we feel sympathetic for her because she ended up being the one chosen to get stoned to death when she did nothing wrong but it just their ritual.
Surprise plays an important role in the story because we do not assume a lottery means someone dying. We assumed it was going to be a tragic-free because the author beings explaining the day as a full-summer day, flowerings blossoming and the grass was richly green. As the story continued we began to get a different vibe from the story as people become hesitant because the author states they all want to just get it over with and go back to work.