Essays Tagged: "Tessie"

Brief essay summerizing the literary work The Lottery, also provides an analysis of characterization.

ty gathers for some event in which the reader has no knowledge of. Right before the lottery starts, Tessie Hutchinson arrives late, saying that she almost forgot that it was the 27th - the day of the ... per. After it was revealed that Bill "won", his family then had to each choose a slip of paper, and Tessie Hutchinson recieved the one with the black mark, marking her the overall "winner" of that yea ...

(1 pages) 173 0 3.7 Oct/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Critical analysis of the Lottery

one lucky family to win some money. Instead, the winner's "prize" is death-by stoning In the story Tessie won the prize when Bill, her husband, forced the paper out of her hand (461). The portrayal o ...

(3 pages) 274 1 4.6 Apr/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.

norms; to be noncompliant with these standards made one an outcast, and in this case the scapegoat. Tessie Hutchinson, who became the sacrifice in this text, is representative of those who have broken ... town, they did so nonetheless, because everyone else did. It was this social conformity that caused Tessie Hutchinson to be the victim in this story. Because she didn't agree with the rules and the cu ...

(3 pages) 107 0 4.3 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

A Literary Analysis of "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson

he Hutchinsons were being called up to the box, some women say things like this: ""Be a good sport, Tessie." Mrs. Delacroix called, and Mrs. Graves said, "All of us took the same chance."" The author ... author also balanced the flat characters with round characters. The round, developing protagonist, Tessie Hutchinson, is presented indirectly throughout the story, and is motivated by the choosing of ...

(6 pages) 407 2 4.5 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

"Gambling with the future": A history with and without tradition. Comparison of two short stories and their themes. Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" and Thomas King's "Totem."

etermine which of the village people was next to be stoned to death. The protagonist of this story, Tessie, ends up being the victim to this lottery, at which point her previously "positive" approach ... h control their inhabitants, and both leave little room for independent thought. Also, in many ways Tessie of "The Lottery," and the totems of "Totem," represent the courageous hero that chooses to st ...

(5 pages) 81 1 5.0 Dec/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

This is a character analysis of Tessie Hutchinson in "The Lottery"

the yearly lottery by drawing slips of paper from a traditional black box. Everyone, including Mrs. Tessie Hutchinson, awaits this yearly tradition and most of them agree that this tradition should co ... tory it is not a lottery anyone in the small town wishes to win. The unlucky winner of the lottery, Tessie Hutchinson, is a character of tardiness or procrastination, anxiety, whining and annoyance; h ...

(3 pages) 102 0 3.4 Feb/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Lottery

usly religious. Mrs. Delacroix appears several times throughout the short story. She is a friend to Tessie Hutchinson, the woman who is selected for the sacrifice, but turns on her at the end along wi ...

(2 pages) 111 2 3.4 Apr/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

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

l to determine 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 ... e 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 the box. This conduct makes her seem anxious about the drawing, ...

(3 pages) 88 1 3.6 Jul/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay on The Lottery by Shirley Jackson

l lottery and all the families draw a slip of paper from a box but only one has a black spot on it. Tessie Hutchinson receives the 'winning' slip and is stoned to death by the villagers, even if she a ... ally joyful. But the most relevant example of this literary device is probably the foreshadowing of Tessie Hutchinson as the lottery victim. The town in The Lottery is undoubtedly male-dominant. First ...

(4 pages) 107 2 4.4 Sep/2004

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Lottery: Foreshadowing

the first to draw. Little Dave chooses a slip, then Nancy and Bill Jr. is the last of the children. Tessie Hutchinson--Bill's wife--is the fourth to draw, with Bill being last of the family members to ... ion. Bill then opens his slip to find that, he too, will not be able to claim the lottery winnings. Tessie's paper is opened last, to reveal that she is the winner. She has the "black dot" on her slip ...

(3 pages) 25 0 0.0 Jan/2005

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

On Human Rights in The Lottery and The Hangman

d person, the Hutchinson family wins and each member must then select their own piece of paper. One Tessie Hutchinson becomes increasingly alarmed as the selection is narrowed down to her family with ... as made of the same wood as the previous. No one cried in protest to the human sacrifice except for Tessie Hutchinson, who did so when her own life was threatened. This is the same case in The Hangman ...

(3 pages) 49 0 5.0 Jun/2005

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights

"Sensless Tradition"- - (on Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery")

hip becomes fickle when the tradition of the lottery begins. A woman who was politely chatting with Tessie Hutchinson one minute turned and picked up a huge stone to hurl at her shortly thereafter. Th ... ttery. The three hundred people in the village were able to throw stones at a fellow villager. Even Tessie's own young son had a stone in his hand. After throwing stones the villagers could go home to ...

(2 pages) 20 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

"Sensless Tradition"- - (on Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery")

hip becomes fickle when the tradition of the lottery begins. A woman who was politely chatting with Tessie Hutchinson one minute turned and picked up a huge stone to hurl at her shortly thereafter. Th ... ttery. The three hundred people in the village were able to throw stones at a fellow villager. Even Tessie's own young son had a stone in his hand. After throwing stones the villagers could go home to ...

(2 pages) 6 0 0.0 Sep/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Tessie Hutchinson In "The Lottery"

Tessie Hutchinson may not be meant as the metaphor for every human being; but she does represent the ... chosen for this unciivil act just as a murder victim is chosen: at random. The difference lies with Tessie's attitude before and after she is selected as the "winner" of the lottery. Tessie questions ... eing that the death of the singled out person would be for the good of all.While we sympathize with Tessie upon the realization her fate, we must examine her attitude prior to knowing her fate. She wa ...

(2 pages) 3985 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The Lottery

thing in the way they act. Mrs. Delacroix's name means to cross. This is noticed by her speaking to Tessie by being her friend but then later on she will hate her more than anyone else does. Mrs. Dela ... eir slips of paper." Who would hesitate to see if they won or not. What were they so worried about. Tessie Hutchinson took about one minute to go up, she may have been scared, why. She then did no wan ...

(2 pages) 12 0 0.0 Oct/2001

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

The lottery as an allegory

Mr. Graves' name is simply a foreshadow of the grave situation to come. The "victim" of the story, Tessie Hutchinson, rebels against the lottery by screaming at the end of the story, "It isn't fair, ... t the lottery by screaming at the end of the story, "It isn't fair, it isn't right." (238) The name Tessie can be associated with the word testy or tizzy. Which means someone who is in an angry or reb ...

(2 pages) 27 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Authors > Shakespeare

The lottery 2

ed. In particular, the conflict of the story can be seen in the contrast between Old Man Warner and Tessie Hutchinson.The lottery is an annual event which takes place in the village. It takes place on ... s gotten the same amount of time to draw. She cannot get over the fact of tradition at this moment. Tessie Hutchinson shouts, "You didn't give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. I ...

(4 pages) 23 0 5.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Society and community

Book Report On The LOTTERY

d the grass was richly green. The story is just time and place. The protagonist in the story Tessie Hutchinson. In the story they keep talking about her but they really don't describe her. Tess ... d or your mother and you would still do this to them.The only charter that changed in the story was Tessie Hutchinson. She and the others who fell to "The Lottery" all found out it was wrong even thou ...

(4 pages) 28 0 4.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

The Lottery:A Comparative Analysis of "The Lottery"

ns to the calmly objective recounting of the ritualized murder of the unlucky housewife and mother, Tessie Hutchinson" (Wagner-Martin). Linda Wagner-Martin thinks that Jackson wrote this in a differen ... ieve that this ritual improves the growth of crops and brings the community success and well-being. Tessie Hutchinson is an unfortunate victim of this cruel ritual that the townspeople are not willing ...

(4 pages) 57 0 3.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing > Poems & Short Stories

Allusion Research Paper

g that things are going to turn bad, the reader continues and almost celebrates with the town folk. Tessie's began to show signs of fear and panic when faced with her death. However on the contrary of ... rtray abuse and the fact the both women were oblivious to that fact until it was them being abused. Tessie doesn't mind playing the game, but created a huge scene when she was chosen to be abused and ...

(3 pages) 23 0 0.0 Nov/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers