Caleb herndon eng. hon. 2
Black Wooden Box = darkness/death The box is like the looming feel of death that selects someone at random to die.
"She picked up a rock a rock so big, she had to use two hands." This shows that this women wanted a big rock to make sure it would hurt Mrs. Hutchinson.
The boys made a big pile of stones near the square.(Foreshadowing) This foreshadows that the rocks will be used later on in the story.
Human nature can be savage if it needs to be. The tone seems pretty civilized but the way they "reward" the winner is pretty savage.
"She was in the center of the square, holding out her hands desperately." This shows that Mrs.Hutchinson was trying to beg for her life by appealing to the town.
The Stones = Hatred or Violence Depending on the weight or the size of the stones someone picks up, shows how much the person wants to hurt the person selected from the lottery.
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