Saturday, March 23, 2019
The Lottery :: essays research papers
In Shirley Jacksons "The Lottery," she uses the element ofsurprise. The way the story ends is unlike anything anyonecould predict. thither are however several alternative waysthe story could piddle ended. The following is one possiblealternative ending to "The Lottery".Everyone was prepared. 30 minutes prior to the drawing,the villagers started collecting the best and largest stonesthey possibly could. Mrs. Dunbar resolveed up a handful ofpebbles and stuffed them in her pocket, she than chose astone so great she had to pick it up with both hands and it do it difficult for her to walk. Mrs. Delacroix collected some(prenominal) small pebbles and made it just in time.Bill Hutchinson went over to his wife and forced the slip ofpaper surface of her hand. It had a black site on it, the blackspot Mr. Summers had made the night before with the unvoicedpencil in the coal-company office. Bill Hutchinson held it upand there was a put up in the crowd. "All right, fo lks," Mr. Summers said. "Lets finish quickly."Although the villagers had forgotten the rite and lost theoriginal black box, they still remembered to use stones. Thepile of stones the boys had made precedent was ready therewere stones on the ground that the villagers had preparedearlier along with blowing scraps of paper that hod come outof the box. Mrs. Delacroix picked up the huge stone sheselected earlier and turned to Mrs. Dunbar. "Come on," shesaid. "Hurry up."Tessie Hutchinson was in the promenade of a cleared space bynow, and she held her hands out urgently as the villagersmoved in on her. "It isnt fair," she said. Just deuce secondsbefore everyone started hailing stones at her, Old ManWarner yelled out " erupt" "Everybody STOP" Thevillagers turned to him in shock and disappointment.Conversation broke out among the crowd.