find the entire story here: https://sites.middlebury.edu/individualandthesociety/files/2010/09/jackson_lottery.pdf
and answer the questions (briefly)
- In the third paragraph, what suggests that the lottery is a serious event?
- Who helps Mr. Summers set up the lottery? Why are the villagers reluctant to help?
- What paraphernalia is needed the lottery? How big do you suppose the black box is?
- What do Mr. Summers and Mr. Graves do the night before the lottery?
- What are the rules concerning people who can’t attend the lottery?
- What signs are there of the people’s nervousness during the drawing?
- What arguments does Old Man Warner present for keeping the lottery?
- Normally someone “wins” a lottery, but that word is never used in the story.
What expression is used instead?
- A lottery winner is generally very pleased with his luck. How does Bill Hutchinson react when he “gets it”? What is Tessie’s reaction? Is her accusation fair?
- What phrases suggest Mrs. Hutchinson’s extreme apprehension- and her efforts to keep it under control?
- In what order are the papers opened? How does the crowd react as each is revealed?
- What is the final step of the lottery? Who participates?