Some villages have given up this practice because they have concluded that it isnot necessary to hold this ritualistic event anymore. It is violent, gruesome, andsimply not needed. This village’s lottery continues because people are scared togo against the “traditionalists” of the community.
Why did other villages give up the lottery?
Some of the other towns in the vicinity are seriously thinking of discontinuing the tradition of holding lotteries. Apparently, the younger generation has moved away from the idea of human sacrifice; it no longer appeals to them (for some bizarre reason).
Why do you think the village has not given up the lottery?
The reason why the villagers “have” to have a lottery is simply because the lottery had become a tradition that has been followed since the time of the villagers’ ancestors.
What would happen if the villagers stopped participating in the lottery?
The villagers’ blind acceptance of the lottery has allowed ritual murder to become part of their town fabric. … Old Man Warner is so faithful to the tradition that he fears the villagers will return to primitive times if they stop holding the lottery.
Does Tessie die in the lottery?
Ultimately Tessie ends up with the final dot and is stoned to death. Tessie first condones this behavior but protests immediately when it affects her. In “The Lottery,” Tessie arrives late and makes a joke on her arrival.
Why is Mrs Hutchinson upset?
Hutchinson upset? Mrs. Hutchinson is upset when she draws the slip of paper with the black spot because this indicates that she has “won” the lottery, meaning she will become the town’s annual sacrifice.
What is the main theme of the lottery?
The main themes in “The Lottery” are the vulnerability of the individual, the importance of questioning tradition, and the relationship between civilization and violence. The vulnerability of the individual: Given the structure of the annual lottery, each individual townsperson is defenseless against the larger group.
What important preparation is made a night before the lottery?
The night before the drawing the two men prepare slips for every household in the community–but not for every individual member of every household. The night before the lottery, Mr. Summers and Mr. Graves made up the slips of paper and put them in the box, and it was then taken to the safe of Mr.
What is the climax of the story the lottery?
In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, the climax is when Tessie is declared the “winner,” the falling action includes the townspeople gathering around her and stoning her, and the resolution is when the town’s life returns to normal.
What is the significance of Tessie’s final scream it isn’t fair it isn’t right?
The significance of Tessie’s final scream “it isn’t fair it isn’t right” is that she is objecting to the fact that she is the the sacrifice. She doesn’t want to die, and is protesting merely the fact that she has to die, not that people die in general because of tradition. She only questioned it when it came to her.
What does the black box symbolize in the lottery?
The Black Box
The shabby black box represents both the tradition of the lottery and the illogic of the villagers’ loyalty to it. The black box is nearly falling apart, hardly even black anymore after years of use and storage, but the villagers are unwilling to replace it.