In The pile of stones the boys had make earlier was ready; there were stones on the ground with the blowing scraps of paper that had come out of the box” (Jackson). All of the members of his household takes a piece of paper; including his wife and three children. Tessie Hutchinson is the main character of Shirley Jackson's “The Lottery.” She is an outspoken mother of three. The male dominance is portrayed throughout the story. Names of the families in the village: Adams, Allen, Anderson, Bentham, Clark, Delacroix, Dunbar, Harburt, Hutchinson, Jones, Martin, Overdyke, Percy, Warner, Watson and Zanini. During the lottery, he talks with Mr Adams about the other villages who are crazy for trying to stop the lottery; they must be primitive. Tessie Hutchinson seems unconcerned about the tradition until her family draws the dreaded mark. This shows that there is a dark side to this summer day. Beat your last streak, or best your overall time. He asked Janey Dunbar, his wife; and, when she replies that she would select, Mr. Summers inquires, “don’t you have a grown boy to do this for you” (Jackson 239) even though he knew that she did not. Together, the symbolic meaning for Delacroix is from the cross, which suggests a crucifixion. She repeats, “It’s not fair!” Her husband tells her to shut up. The youngest child of Tessie and Bill. Anne held meetings with other puritan women in Boston where she criticized the covenant of grace. The Watsons and the Dunbars are both intriguing because Jackson specifies that their family arrangements break the father-as-head-of-the-family-drawing-the-lottery-papers norm. After the results of the first round of the lottery are revealed, she immediately calls for a redo. Mr. Graves’ name signals a sinister purpose because his name “sounds a somber, forewarning note of what will happen to Tessie” (Yarmove 243). A resident who is just under sixteen and is too young to draw for the family. The children have just been let out of school for the summer and the thought of liberty is still new to them. Critic Helen Nebeker claims that a child of the Dunbar family may have been killed at the lottery in the previous year or two, leaving the husband unwilling to observe another lottery (Source). The summer day makes one think about happiness and the loving people in a small town. She arrives late to the lottery while wearing in a sweater thrown over her shoulders. The black box has been used for as long as the oldest man in the village could remember. True! assemble. Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting to go back to living in caves, nobody work any more, live that way for a while” (Jackson). The heads of the family are called up and given a piece of folded paper. This interpretation speaks to the injustice of society and the dangers of tradition. The statement, “Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pocket full of stones, and the other boys soon followed his example” (Jackson 236), does not suggest any evil acts. He takes little Dave’s hand and draws for him when his family is chosen. The basic premise of “The Lottery” is almost certainly symbolic, and nearly every element of the story represents an idea the author wants to explore.