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The Lottery

The Lottery

by Shirley Jackson

Family Quotes

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Quote #4

"Daughters draw with their husbands' families, Tessie," Mr. Summers said gently. "You know that as well as anyone else." (51)

This passage is simply more evidence that the villagers are organized as a patriarchy. Families are defined by male heads of household.

Quote #5

And someone gave little Davy Hutchinson a few pebbles. (78)

The lottery encourages family member to turn on family member.

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