It is very metropolitan with shiny glass commercial buildings.
It is dusty and dry with the paint peeling off the houses.
It is in the sun with neat houses, green lawns, and flowers everywhere.
It is gloomy and cold looking with gray houses.
Quietly talk and joke
Cry and pray
Bet on who will be selected
Just the young people.
Just the men.
Just the women.
Everyone in the community.
Teasing the girls.
Bringing out the tools of the lottery.
Feels hopeful that this town will also give it up.
Gets angry that people don't respect tradition.
Gets so upset that he walks out of the town.
Is surprised because he had no idea he what the lottery was.
"I'll get you for this!"
"I knew it! I knew it!"
"It isn't fair! It isn't right!"
"Come at me, bro!"
The youngest children in the house.
The oldest people in the town.
The male heads of households.
Boys who have just turned 12.