The character’s name Mrs. Delacroix in “The Lottery” is symbolic of the hypocritical practice of this Christian.
The drawing/lottery in “The Lottery” is symbolic of chances in life.
The character's name Mr. Graves in “The Lottery” are symbolic of tombstones and death.
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Mrs. Delacroix is religious and killing is a sin, so him getting the biggest rock goes against his religion (Christianity). This relates back into the bible when a prostitute was about to be killed stoned but then Jesus said whoever is free from their sins should throw the first rock.
The lottery in this story means chances of life, like the game of Russian roulette one bullet in the chamber and have 1/6 chance on dying like the lottery drawing.
Mr. Graves is the person who made the papers for the lottery and Graves has always been a definition of death. Graves are put after someone's death and Mr. Graves is the one causing death therefore, Mr.Graves can be a symbol for death.
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