The German too, was young and confused. Jackson introduces the lottery as a tradition that has been performed and will be done for many years to come. Every summer in June each of villagers took part in the traditional lottery drawing and one villager was picked for the prize — a stoning.
The lottery seems like something you would love to win, but not in this twisted story! They gathered around Tessie, checking if she was still alive, which is very rare in some cases the years before. The reader learns at this moment that the lottery does not offer a reward or prize in the traditional sense.
When Tessie was in no danger she was gossiping with the other ladies and even encouraged her husband to go and pick a piece of paper. After reading the narrative and cognizing the result. She left a letter on his body and ran towards the forest and was never seen again. The character Jack Watson, himself, is a symbol of new generation in the village.
Bill unravels the slip of paper and it is blank.
Throughout the course of history, humans tend to act in the same ways, repeat the same mistakes, and end up little better than they were a century before Tessie Hutchinson shouted to Mr. You know how looking at a math problem similar to the one you're stuck on can help you get unstuck?