I need help understanding the directions for this essay response in 9th grade English B Unit 3.

Its worth ten points and I really want to score all ten!!
I need to get this done right now.

The questions is...
20.) Identify one of the darker actions examined in a story or drama from this unit. In what piece is the action highlighted? What intentions or emotions prompt the action? How would the story or drama change if the character involved were able to overcome the darker impulse and indulge a higher intention? Explain.

I need you to do two things:
1.) rephrase the question for slow person like me to understand.
2.)help me put it together/write it (I'm not asking you do to it for me! I just need a walkthrough)

My story/drama that I chose to do this on is called The Lottery by Shirley Jackson.

If you have never read this story can you please read these two summaries (you don't have to read both if its too much) to be able to help me better?

Jishka wont allow me to post the links so I'll try to put them in the comments! If that doesn't work google:

"The Lottery Shirley Jackson Spark notes"


"Shmoop The lottery summary"

I hope this doesn't seem like I'm asking for a lot but I am truly willing to work I just need a bit of guidance.

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  1. I've asked this yesterday and I know it is absolutely ridiculous that I can't complete a simple 10 point essay question but I'm really confused and stuck.

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  2. How do I start this essay off?

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  3. What is one of the darker (or most depressing) actions in this story?

    Why did that action happen?

    What would happen if a character did something differently?

    Did you read the whole story?


  4. Yes I read the whole story I have it open in a different tab to look at. Can you tell me how I should start this essay off?

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  5. One of the darker elements in "The Lottery" is . . .

  6. Ohhh okay

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  7. When I'm done writing it will you proof read it for me?

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  8. No. Sorry, but I don't proofread papers.

  9. Aw okay...

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  10. Should I answer the first question with the moment Tessie gets stoned?

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  11. That's up to you.

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