What is the plot of the story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson?
Exposition: Everyone in the small New England village gathers at the end of June each year for the lottery. The audience is not informed as to why the lottery is held each year but is intrigued as the children gather stones and families stand next to each other. Mr. Summers is in charge of running the lottery, and Jackson provides some background details concerning the foreboding black box, which is presented in front of the community. Despite Mr. Summers's attempts to replace the old black box, the community does not want to mess with tradition and decides to keep it. Old Man Warner complains about how some villages have stopped participating in the lottery and is depicted as an opponent of progress and change. Tessie Hutchinson also arrives late to the lottery and takes her place beside her family. Mr. Summers then tells the villagers to not look at their slips until instructed and the heads of each household are called to retrieve their slips of paper from the black box.
Conflict : When the...
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