"Teamwork divides the task
and multiplies the success."
Having already read "The Lottery" a few years ago I could slowly anticipate the climax and its cringe-worthy result. Throughout the story the plot builds and the author hints at the conclusion. The setting took place in a small town built from the ground up with rituals and tradition. One of them included a lottery, one you did not want to win. The people of the town where so used to this yearly spectacle that they didn't bat an eye at the outcome, at one point an old man is dissing the people of another town who had gotten rid of this annual event. He called the people uncivilized and said they might as well move back into caves. Clearly the town had traditions, and even some of the smallest changes to those where put down. As each page went on, I cringed a little more until I was scowling at those last lines. I felt drawn in, and the eery way the townspeople went about was enough to make me feel uncomfortable. This book gave me the creeps but still was captivating.