The Lottery

Eli, Max, Alexx

3rd Person Objective

The reason it is 3rd person objective is because we do not know the people's individual feelings throughout the story. We only know the dialogue and their actions.

Summary of The Lottery

The Lottery is about a town that had an old ritual to stone the person who wins "The Lottery," which is death . Mr. Summers counted the head of each family and gave them a slip of paper. One of those papers had a black dot and Mr. Hutchingson got it. Then his family had to draw again and his wife ended up getting stoned cause her paper had the black dot.

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Our Critique of the Book

Overall the book is amazing. The concept of the book is thrilling. Waiting to see who were to get chosen kept me on the edge of my seat. Then when you see what winning the lottery actually does and how all the villagers join in every year on this killing of a random person that everybody in the town knows on a personal level. I highly recommend this story to anybody who wants a intense read.
TRAILER - The Lottery (Shirley Jackson)

Book Cover

"Seems like there's no time at all between lotteries any more." Exaggeration

The box grew shabbier each year: Personification

"Clean forgot what day it was," she said to Mrs. Delacroix, who stood next to her, and they both laughed softly: Irony