The Lottery

Davy Hutchinson Character Analysis

The youngest Hutchinson child, Davy, is too young to understand the proceedings of the lottery. But his innocence is contaminated by the lottery as he is handed pebbles to throw at his mother at the end of the story. The villagers are sympathetic with his youth and breath a sigh of relief when his paper is revealed to be unmarked. That he is not exempt from the lottery proceedings further reveals the cruelty and pointlessness of the tradition.

Davy Hutchinson Quotes in The Lottery

The The Lottery quotes below are all either spoken by Davy Hutchinson or refer to Davy Hutchinson. For each quote, you can also see the other characters and themes related to it (each theme is indicated by its own dot and icon, like this one:
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). Note: all page numbers and citation info for the quotes below refer to the Farrar, Strauss and Giroux edition of The Lottery published in 2005.
The Lottery Quotes

The children had stones already. And someone gave little Davy Hutchinson a few pebbles.

Related Characters: Tessie Hutchinson, Davy Hutchinson
Related Symbols: Stones
Page Number: 301
Explanation and Analysis:

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Davy Hutchinson Character Timeline in The Lottery

The timeline below shows where the character Davy Hutchinson appears in The Lottery. The colored dots and icons indicate which themes are associated with that appearance.
The Lottery
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...kids there are, and Bill responds that there are three: Bill Jr., Nancy, and little Davy. Mr. Graves takes the slips of paper back and puts five, including the marked slip... (full context)
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The Power of Tradition Theme Icon
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...their slips folded until each person has one. He instructs Mr. Graves to help little Davy. Mr. Graves takes the boy’s hand and walks with him up to the black box.... (full context)
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Mr. Summers instructs the Hutchinsons to open the papers. Mr. Graves opens little Davy’s and holds it up, and the crowd sighs when it is clearly blank. Nancy and... (full context)
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The children pick up stones, and Davy Hutchinson is handed a few pebbles. Tessie Hutchinson holds out her arms desperately, saying, “it... (full context)