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The Lottery

The Lottery

by Shirley Jackson

Hypocrisy Quotes

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Quote #1

"Clean forgot what day it was," she said to Mrs. Delacroix, who stood next to her, and they both laughed softly. (8)

This moment of friendship is later exposed to be hollow and meaningless.

Quote #2

"Get up there, Bill," Mrs. Hutchinson said. (30)

This passage demonstrates Mrs. Hutchinson's eagerness to participate in the lottery. She actually encourages her husband forward, contrary to her later protests that he was not given enough time.

Quote #3

"There's Don and Eva," Mrs. Hutchinson yelled. "Make them take their chance!"

"Daughters draw with their husbands' families, Tessie," Mr. Summers said gently. "You know that as well as anyone else." (50)

Tess Hutchinson is clearly willing to sacrifice members of her own family if it means she can avoid the lottery.

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