Elements of Fiction: the lottery

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Elements of Fiction
“The Lottery”
Plot: The plot is developed in chronological order, with a few episodes from past stories. Exposition: The story begins on a beautiful summer’s day where the village gathering in the town square with kids running around enjoying their liberation from school, and putting rocks in their pockets and guarding a pile of rocks in the corner. Rising Action: Further in the story, the lottery has begun and every head of the family has drawn a little piece of paper from the “black box”. Climax: it’s time to see who the winner of the lottery is, Bill Hutchinson has won. But his wife Tess wasn’t very happy about it, she demanded the lottery to be done again and that it wasn’t a fair draw. Falling Action: Each of Bill Hutchinson’s family members must draw a little paper out of the black box now and from there a winner will be determined. Tess ends up getting the marked paper and is declared the winner of the lottery. Resolution: Tess kept saying it wasn’t fair when the stone hit the side of her head, after the villagers went at her and stoned her to death. Conflict: The conflict of this story would be when Mr. Hutchinson wins the lottery and his wife Tess completely disagrees with it and she claims its unfair and would like the lottery to be redone. Antagonist: The antagonist in this story could be the townspeople because they are the ones that are unwilling to change because they don’t want to upset their tradition, which is shown when Old Man Warner calls the people that have decided to end the lotteries in other villages a “pack of crazy fools” Protagonist: The protagonist in this story would be Mrs. Hutchinson because since the beginning of the story she stood out from the rest of the crowd, simply because she had forgotten about the lottery she had gotten distracted by chores, and when she saw her family she in the front she was hesitant to get to them and after her husband was chosen she claimed the draw had been unfair, this...
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