The Lottery and Other Stories

how does psychoanalytic criticism relate to the lottery?

“The Lottery” byShirley Jackson as my analysis for one of the literary criticism. The story is about a warm day in late June, where the villagers gather in the town to participate in a lottery run by Mr. Summers. Mrs. Hutchinson, one of the main characters in the story arrives late. The lottery began as Mr. Summers calls each head of the household, to a black wooden box, where each selects a slip of paper.Once the men have chosen, Mr. Summers allows everyone to open the paper and see who has been selected. It is Bill Hutchinson. Mr. Summers places slips of paper into the box and each member of the family draws. Tess (Mrs. Hutchinson) draws a slip of paper with a big black dot in the center. The villagers advance on her, and it becomes crystal clear what the prize for the lottery really is: a stoning. Tess protests in vain as the villagers attack her.

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