Essays Tagged: "Tessie Hutchinson"

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

"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

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

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

Slips of fate -the lottery

rson in the community will die. Nonetheless, it is tradition. The atmosphere is casual yet anxious. Tessie Hutchinson arrives late because she "clean forgot" what day it is. It seems impossible to the ... o living in caves," as if the other villages were living in the dark ages and this village was not. Tessie claimed that her husband, Bill, "didn't have enough time to choose." and that "it wasn't fair ...

(2 pages) 4 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature > Poetry

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

Symbolism in the lottery

ter, Mrs. Delacroix, appears several times throughout the short story. She functions as a friend to Tessie Hutchinson, the woman ultimately selected for the sacrifice, but turns on her at the end alon ... ng in and acting on tradition and not living according to the word of God. Readers see that even as Tessie is being stoned to death, she does not question the reasoning behind the lottery. She questio ...

(5 pages) 65 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

Innocent victims lead to unjustified deaths         A lamb to the

, and "The Veldt" by Ray Bradbury were all innocent victims who suffered unjustified deaths. Tessie Hutchinson from "The Lottery" was a victim who suffered death due to society's traditions. An ... who suffered death due to society's traditions. An ancient tradition lived on in the village where Tessie Hutchison and her family are living. Each year, around June, a lottery was held that selected ...

(2 pages) 627 0 0.0 Feb/2008

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Controversial Issues

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

Time Worn Tradition: A Comparison of Values in Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" and Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery"

acters. Phoenix Jackson displays the values of tradition in Eudora Welty's "A Worn Path" ; however, Tessie Hutchinson shows how these morals can easily go corrupt in Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery".Ph ... f Phoenix's tradition is what keeps the strength of it intact.On the opposite side of the spectrum, Tessie is included in a tradition that, to the town she resides, seems to have been continuing as lo ...

(5 pages) 2293 0 3.0 Mar/2009

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > World Literature

great expectations

death. This shows the brutality of the situation, as well as how normal they think their society is.Tessie Hutchinson, the ultimate victim in this story, can either be seen as a martyr or an individua ... n chosen for the lottery this year, but their fate is not certain in that they could be picked like Tessie in future years. Therefore, these objects represent the society's fate as well.Tradition is a ...

(13 pages) 2 0 0.0 Sep/2014

Subjects: Literature Research Papers