Essays Tagged: "Lucy Hutchinson"

The Irony in "The Lottery"

The people of the town are happy and goingon as if it is every other day. The situation where Mrs. Hutchinson is jokingly saying toMrs. Delacroix 'Clean forgot what day it was'(311) is ironic because ... onic because something that is soawful cannot truly be forgotten. At the end of the story when Mrs. Hutchinson is chosenfor the lottery, it is ironic that it does not upset her that she was chosen. Sh ...

(2 pages) 344 0 4.3 Mar/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

about clinging to traditions in "A Moment before The Gun Went off" and "The Lottery,"

mbers of the community. The character that ismentioned most in this story is one by the name ofMrs. Hutchinson. Mrs. Hutchinson is a devotedmother and housewife. She is the one who eventuallygets sing ... other and housewife. She is the one who eventuallygets singled out to win the lottery. So it is Mrs.Hutchinson who is impacted the most brutally by thelottery. However the other people of the villagea ...

(3 pages) 120 2 4.4 Mar/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"The Lottery"- A story of senseless killing, this essay is about the short story by Kate Chopin where a young woman gets stoned to death as e result of a stupid custom.

story is the insensitivity of the people in the village, which is very well shown when little Davy Hutchinson throws stones to his mother. Another trait of those people is a lack of self-confidence, ... ing joyful, when they are actually celebrating somebody's death. "Clean forgot what day it was Mrs. Hutchinson said to Mrs. Delacroix who stood next to her and they both laughed softly." This shows ho ...

(2 pages) 165 2 2.6 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Interpretation of "The Lottery" by Shirly Jackson-A tale of pointless violence, inhumanity, and senseless adherence, while unintentionally enlightening the readers with a morality lesson.

the characters are laughingly talking and discussing to each other in the crowd, such as when Mrs. Hutchinson and Mrs. Delacroix "both laughed softly" when Mrs. Hutchinson claimed she forgot what day ... roix "both laughed softly" when Mrs. Hutchinson claimed she forgot what day it was. Also after Mrs. Hutchinson humorously explains to her husband why she was late, "a soft laughter ran through the cro ...

(4 pages) 111 0 4.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson is a tale of disturbing evilness.

line on page 224 gives the reader direction in realizing the lottery payoff. Jackson describes Mrs. Hutchinson's entrance saying, "She tapped Mrs. Delacroix on the arm as a farewell and began to make ... climax of the story. Normally when a person enters a crowd of people they are greeted, but not Mrs. Hutchinson for she is obviously leaving.The stones that were mentioned in the first paragraph now re ...

(2 pages) 144 4 4.2 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Plot and central idea in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"

oncerned, there has always been a lottery.As Mr. Summers begins to address the town gathering, Mrs. Hutchinson shows up late, hurriedly joining her husband and family. She claims to have almost forgot ... d and family. She claims to have almost forgotten what day it was. Once the drawing commences, Mrs. Hutchinson rushes her husband on when his turn comes to draw with the remark, "Get up there, Bill." ...

(2 pages) 82 0 3.0 Jan/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Lottery," by Shirley Jackson (English 1302) Literature:Short Story

termine the crop harvest for the following season. The unlucky winner of the lottery, Tessie Hutchinson, is a well-liked person in her town, although her kindness is overlooked when she begins ... dness is overlooked when she begins to complain and protest the method of the lottery drawing. When Hutchinson's name is called out to come draw a slip of paper, Tessie hurries her husband along to th ...

(3 pages) 88 1 3.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Shirley Jackson's 'The Lottery': How tradition is skewed

e on it's pedestal. At this stage people know what their fate could possibly be. However, once Mrs. Hutchinson 'wins' the lottery the folks seem to relax and begin to take a perverse sense of pleasure ... ackson uses the theme of hypocrisy and selfishness; two traits commonly found in human nature. Mrs. Hutchinson is all for the lottery and willing to stone the others but when it is her that is going t ...

(3 pages) 74 0 4.3 Nov/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.

.The people of the town are happy and going on as if it is every other day.The situation where Mrs. Hutchinson is jokingly saying to Mrs. Delacroix"Clean forgot what day it was"(311) is ironic because ... ronic because something that is soawful cannot truly be forgotten. At the end of the story when Mrs.Hutchinson is chosen for the lottery, it is ironic that it does not upsether that she was chosen. Sh ...

(2 pages) 81 1 4.0 Dec/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Lottery" Story Explication

civilization of the town will come to an end.3. A memorable quote from the short story is what Mrs. Hutchinson screams, "It isn't fair, it isn't right." This is so memorable because she speaks up in t ... ppens to her fair isn't really fair.4. The central characters in the story are Mr. Summers and Mrs. Hutchinson. Mr. Summers has the job where he draws names out of a box and the dots on the papers dec ...

(2 pages) 35 0 5.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"The Lottery", by Shirley Jackson: How is tradition conveyed in a culture?

d age, one might begin to suspect fowl play if only women were picked. In the end of the story Mrs. Hutchinson was stoned to death as the ritualistic sacrifice, but not before she pleaded her case and ...

(2 pages) 27 0 3.0 Mar/2006

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

The Lottery

e them a good harvest, but really they are wrong because they destroyed one of g-ds creations (Mrs. Hutchinson) why would g-d want to keep their creation (their crops) in better condition? Lot ...

(3 pages) 13 0 0.0 Feb/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Tradition is an important part of everyone~{!/~}s life, however, tradition

sant descriptions of the setting end up in a brutally violent tradition such as the stoning of Mrs. Hutchinson, who is drafted as the lottery winner. The theme that we learn of at the end leads us to ... ner. The stones themselves symbolize the evil or cruel side of human nature. When people stone Mrs. Hutchinson to death, somebody gives her son a few stones I order to participate in the killing of hi ...

(4 pages) 556 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Ironic Readings, “The Lottery"

of the townspeople remains even during the end, and climax of the story. During this time, "Tessie Hutchinson was in the center of a cleared space by now, and she held her hand out desperately as the ... ctually looking inside of her." 'Come on, come on, everyone.' 'It isn't fair, it isn't right,' Mrs. Hutchinson screamed and then they were upon her" (261). These lines suggest that people don't think. ...

(3 pages) 14 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American > Poetry

The Lottery

single person but society of the townspeople.The symbolism of the stones is the main reason of Mrs. Hutchinson's death. The imagery of the stones compared with their violent impact at the end of the s ... meaning the story. There is no important thing in the tradition itself has been changed. When Mrs. Hutchinson "snatched a paper out and held it behind her,", that paper with a "black spot on it" cove ...

(5 pages) 1 0 0.0 May/2014

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays