The black box in “The Lottery” is symbolic of traditions and rituals.
The character's name Mr. Graves in “The Lottery” are symbolic of tombstones and death.
The symbol that represents my own life is a Lion
Generally the lottery usually represents winning a prize or money, the lottery is a tradition that we do in America every week instead of every year. Normally what happens with the lottery there is a big jackpot that has millions of dollars, but hardly anyone ever wins the million dollar jackpot. Every year in “The Lottery” someone draws a card that has a black dot that decides if they die or not.
The three legged stool in “The Lottery” is symbolic of the Holy Trinity (The Father, The Son, and The Holy Spirit)
Graves is associated with death and funerals. Mr. Graves is also the only person who can help Mr. Summers with the lottery. Mr. Graves represents someone like the grim reaper. He also brings darkness to Mr Summers who is the lottery chooser. Graves was also very silent and death is meant to be silent. He also doesn't make any objections about who is getting stoned.
What a lion means is being more mature and brave than the other animals. He has so many responsibilities and has to take care of all the other lions as of cubs and lionesses. A lion also represents dominance. For many years lions have dominated the food chain and the jungle.
In the lottery the three legged stool came up with the black box to Mr. Summers. It has been inferred that the three legs on the stool represent the cross and the father, the son, and the holy spirit. This would make sense because the lottery is about death and the stool shows that when you die you would go to heaven.
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