The Lottery and Other Stories

Which characters are seemingly good natured; however, they show a different side during the events of the lottery? Explain three different moments

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Certainly Tess Hutchinson is an example of this. Tessie is the last to arrive to the lottery, claiming that she had forgotten the date.She chats and seems in good spirits joking with others. She chats briefly to Mrs. Delacroix, before making her way to stand with her family. When her husband picks the marked slip of paper, things quickly unravel for Tessie, She accuses Mr. Summers of being unfair. Similarly, when she herself picks the marked paper, she protests the ritual instead of accepting her fate.

Check out the story and you will see Tessie Hutchinson's friends an neighbours are all good natured as Tess moves through the crowd,

She dried her hands on her apron, and Mrs. Delacroix said, "You're in time, though. They're still talking away up there." Mrs. Hutchinson craned her neck to see through the crowd and found her husband and children standing near the front. She tapped Mrs. Delacroix on the arm as a farewell and began to make her way through the crowd. The people separated good-humoredly to let her through: two or three people said. in voices just loud enough to be heard across the crowd, "Here comes your, Missus, Hutchinson," and "Bill, she made it after all." Mrs. Hutchinson reached her husband, and Mr. Summers, who had been waiting, said cheerfully. "Thought we were going to have to get on without you, Tessie." Mrs. Hutchinson said grinning, "Wouldn't have me leave m'dishes in the sink, now, would you. Joe?," and soft laughter ran through the crowd as the people stirred back into position after Mrs. Hutchinson's arrival.

All these "good natured" people turn against Tessie when she "wins" the lottery.