Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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The Lottery Interpretative Essay

How would you react to a village who stones people every year. In Shirley Jackson's “The lottery” she writes a story about a village who conducts a lottery every year on June 27th. Every family in the village attends and every man in the family draws a slip of paper from the black box. The children gather stones before the lottery. Right before the lottery starts Tessie Hutchinson arrives. Every man in the family picks a slip of paper. The Hutchinsons get the black dot on the paper and each member in the family goes through the process again. Tessie Hutchinson gets the black dot and gets stoned. I think the purpose of the lottery is that it is a tradition.

In the beginning of the story, Mr. Graves arrives