One scene in Shirley Jackson's story, The Lottery, is when all the villagers gather around to decide who will be stoned this year.
The little kids gathering stones foreshadows violence because at the end of the story the person selected in the lottery (Tessie Hutchinson) gets stoned. The text states,"Thought we were going to have to get on without you." The text shows that Mr. Summers is eerily prescient about Tessie's fate.
Shirley Jackson creates the mood of dreadful at the point where Tessie Hutchinson's name is called by making the other villagers all reach for their stones to stone her with. The text states,".It isn't fair, it isn't right, Mrs. Hutchinson screamed. And then they were upon her." The text shows that the feeling Mrs. Hutchinson felt that moment was very dreadful.