Read and discuss Jackson's The Lottery.

The Lottery

GROUP 1: What do you believe the “lesson” in the The Lottery is?

GROUP 2: Explain Mr. Hutchison’s response to Tessie’s protests.

GROUP 3: Why do you think the lottery began?

GROUP 4: How can we explain Mrs. Delacroix’s actions at the end of the story?

GROUP 5: Why do you believe Shirley Jackson spent so much time explaining that “the box” was new?

GROUP 6: How did Mr. Summers get the job to run the lottery and what significance does that have?

ALL GROUPS: What do you think Jackson is saying about the “banality of evil” in this story?