Now that the school is over what else is there to do?
Wow, all that freedom, I don't know what to do.
The black box represents death and fear. The color black is already giving away that there is something bad inside. It also gives off the feeling of mystery. The Lottery says, "When he arrived at the square, carrying the black wooden box, there was a murmur of conversation among the villagers". Lines (22-24)
Tone and Theme
Let's see who dies in the next few years!!!
Imagery-Black box-This cell represents the condition of it. Over time that box became shabby and damaged. It's so old that even the black color started fading away which makes it even scarier and mysterious. According to The Lottery, "The black box grew shabbier...in some places faded or stained" (Lines 64-68)
Personification-"feeling of liberty sat uneasily on most of them" Lines (12-13). Kids were really occupied with school work that it was unusual for them to have free time. The kids were also probably too excited to confusion about school ending. When it talks about how the feeling of liberty "sat" uneasily on them, can also indicate that school gave them alot to do.
Message-Violence-People would use tradition to justify the violent nature and sadism. People can get used to it. In order to prevent those bad factors, people should always keep the spirit of understanding and humanity. In the Lottery Tessie Hutchinson says, " It isn't fair", she said. A stone hit her on the side of the head". (line 324)