Who actually runs the lottery in the lottery?
Mr. Summers runs the lottery because he has a lot of time to do things for the village. He arrives in the square with the black box, followed by Mr. Graves, the postmaster.
Why does Tessa complain in the lottery?
In “The Lottery,” Tessie argues that the lottery wasn’t fair because her husband wasn’t given a sufficient amount of time in order to select his ticket. This complaint is ironic because it is unclear how having more time would have allowed her husband to make a better choice.
The authority figure in “The Lottery” was Mr. Summers. He was the man who was in charge of the black box as well as making sure that everyone drew a piece of paper from it (Jackson). People of lower power are more likely to conform to the norms of their society (Hays and Goldstein 23).
Why doesn’t Mr Graves run the lottery?
Graves, the postmaster. This black box isn’t the original box used for the lottery because the original was lost many years ago, even before the town elder, Old Man Warner, was born.
Is the lottery rigged?
There haven’t been any confirmed reports about Mega Millions’ jackpots being rigged or tampered with in some way. However, in 2017, Eddie Tipton, who helped write software code for several state lotteries, admitted to rigging drawings for his own benefit, according to CNBC.
Where does the money go when you win the lottery?
Lottery winners can collect their prize as an annuity or as a lump-sum. Often referred to as a “lottery annuity,” the annuity option provides annual payments over time. A lump-sum payout distributes the full amount of after-tax winnings at once.
Why does Tessie say the lottery is unfair?
Tessie thinks the lottery is unfair because she won. If someone else won, she would not have complained at all. This is an example of situational irony in that the readers do not expect that the winner of the lottery will be killed.
Why is Tessie killed in the lottery?
Tessie is stoned to death because she’s the “winner” of the lottery. The townspeople seem to believe that unless they sacrifice one of their own, crops will fail. It’s an old tradition, and very few think to question it at all.
Do you agree with Mrs Hutchinson is the lottery unfair?
Answer: Mrs. Hutchinson does not find the lottery unfair, until her husband is picked as a winner. It is only when the lottery directly affects her life that she complains about it.
How is obedience to authority a significant factor in “The Lottery”? Jackson illuminates the strength of obedience to authority by giving no pressing reason, other than tradition, for the lottery to take place at all.
What is Jackson saying about the dangers of blind obedience and tradition in the lottery?
Throughout “The Lottery,” Jackson seems to emphasize the human capacity for cruelty and how a blind tradition can be devastating, as the villagers’ blind obedience and acceptance of the lottery permits ritual murder as an important part of their lives, which link families from generation to generation.
What role does Conformity play in the lottery?
Jackson demonstrates that that people living in a conformist society will go anywhere to maintain that conformity. In the apparently “end of the world” of the village this results in the lottery that decides who deserves to live (those that conform) and who deserves to die (those that not conform).