Lottery

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  • The black color in “The Lottery” is symbolic of death, anticipation, fear.
  • While the villagers draw for the lottery the device used to identify who is chosen, is a black dot on a slip of paper. The paper is pulled from a black box.
  • According to “The Lottery” it states “It had a black spot on it, the black spot Mr. Summers had made the night before with the heavy pencil in the coal company office. Bill Hutchinson held it up,a and there was a stir in the crowd
  • They see this box as a tradition in their village to go on forever it’s like a neckless that gets passed down from mother to daughter and so on but this is more a bad curse for the village when ever in its present is death.
  • Typically, black is a mysterious color and is associated with the unknown. As a rule, black denotes strength and is often mixed with a negative connotation like “blacklist, or black death. Therefore, the “black spot on it” holds the suspense of what is to come and the inevitable demise of one citizen
  • They see this box as a tradition in their village to go on forever it’s like a neckless that gets passed down from mother to daughter and so on but this is more a bad curse for the village when ever in its present is death.
  • In the summer there lots of love family time and fun but in ‘’The Lottery’’ it very different in the summer they don't look forward to all the scared and negative energy the summer is like a death season.
  • The black box is a symbol of death it puts many in fear of its presents , for these people they could look at this box as if it is their biggest fear. Something as scary as waking up scared for the rest of your life because the death of a loved one that was caused by the black box.
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