1.6. The author explains how the process of the lottery in asmall village takes place. The process was carried out in the summerjust after schools were closed. As such, children would also bepresent when the lottery started. There was a day that was set asideso that the villagers would be able to participate in the lottery(Jackson 1). Most of the villages around had a huge population and sothe lottery process took up to two days. However, this particularcommunity had a tiny population of about three hundred individualstherefore, the process took a short time. The author notes that theprocess took around two hours to be completed.
Thelottery took place in the town square that was located between thebank and post office and villagers participated as families. Asnoted, the head of the house was to be called to select a slip ofpaper, which would determine the winner in which Mr. Summerscontrolled the process. 2.20. He was well known to manage severalevents in the village such as Halloween program and square dancesamong other incidents. He was also in charge of the lottery box.
DespiteBill Hutchinson winning the lottery, most people disclaimed thisthey complained that the lottery had been planned. Bill’s childrenhad to pick additional slips for people so that it could be provedthat the lottery was not designed. Unfortunately, he had twodaughters who could not pick for his family. So he had to go for thewife and his young son. Bill’s wife, Tessie, chose a paper that hadbeen marked with coal. 4.105. As usual, the villages were to stonethe selected person. Tessie was in the middle of the crowd and beforeshe could utter a word, several stones hit her. One would expect alottery to be about winning money, but this type was different.Participation was mandatory such that no one would escape thestoning.
Jackson, Shirley. The Lottery and Other Stories. NewYork: Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2005. Print.