The Lottery and Other Stories

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how does the author of '' the lottery develop the character of mr. summers in section 4 so that readers think he is a good man and so that characters feel bad about him at the same time

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We can begin with the irony of his name. His name sounds pleasant and, initially at least, his job sounds pleasant. The townspeople feel sorry for him because his wife is a "scold" and they have no children. He devotes much of his spare time to town activities.