Write a Set of Instructions Explaining in Objective Terms How the Lottery Shirley Jackson Describes Should Be Conducted. Imagine You Are Setting These Steps Down in Writing for Generations of Your Fellow Townspeople to Follow.

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It is very important to pass down the formal rituals of the town to next generations. In order to pass down the ritual, the community will need a large black box to keep the folded papers together when the lottery starts, one folded paper with large black dot on, a stool to put the large black box on, and piles of stone. Remember the ritual might vary slightly from other communities, but the ritual is an important part of our society's history and its present. In our society, a lottery will be held every year, on July 27th at noon, since there are only 300 people; it is possible to finish the lottery before the late lunch. The ritual of the society is not only a tradition, but also a ritual to guarantee our success every harvesting season. Remember the quote "lottery in June, corn be heavy soon". Steps in the ritual process are shown below. The lottery can be divided into a preparatory stage, lottery stage, and finishing stage.

A preparatory stage takes a day or more. A night before the June 27th, the lottery official should make a list of the heads of the families, and the members of each household in each family. Second, based on the number of the people on the list, the lottery official has to make lottery ballots. Remember, one ballot should be marked with a black circle. All ballots must be same size, and are folded in a same way. Third, if all the ballots are done, put the ballots inside the black box.

On the following day, before the lottery starts, lottery official has to gather up the children and make them to collect stones and put it in a pile next to the town square where the lottery is held. After telling children, remind the people about the lottery through the announcements. Then, when everyone has gathered, the lottery official enters with a wooden black box, followed by a postmaster carrying a stool. Place the stool at the center of the square and put the black box on it.

Second stage is before the lottery stage. After everyone have...
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