By: Shirley Jackson - compiled by Morgan Gersch
1. "'Some places have already quit lotteries' Mrs. Adams said. 'Nothing but trouble in that,' Old Man Warner said stoutly."
This shows how this tradition has become outdated and some don't want to give it up. They think it should be mandatory because it has been there for a least 77 years.
2. "A girl whispered, 'I hope it's not Nancy,' and the sound of the whisper reaches the edges of the crowd."
This quote shows how people are reluctant to commit this heinous act. They are reluctant to break tradition that has been going on for years.
3. "'It's not the way it used to be.' Old Man Warner said clearly. 'People ain't the way they used to be.'"
This text evidence shows how people are changing, people start doubting the use of the 'lottery'. They are starting to look past the point of tradition and start looking at the act they are committing ever year. The people are becoming outspoken about their feeling, not like back then when they will just comply.