In this scene we see that the people of the town were about to throw stones at Mrs.Tessie. This symbolizes how unfair and cruel the society was. It is unfair because Tessie believed they did not get enough time to chose their slip of paper. She also symbolizes death death because unfortunately she was the one chosen to die.
who go it?
In The Lottery it says on liens 65-66 "...by now it was no longer completely back but splintered badly along the sides to show the original wood color,...". Using this quote I can make an image in my head of the box. I am able to see the original wood color and the faded spots. I can also picture in my head how old the box may look.
The figurative language shwon is Irony. In the began of the story it talks about how it was a beautiful summers day with blossoming flowers. the book says "The morning of june 27th was clear and sunny,with fresh warmth of a full summer day..." Then near the end of the story someone has to die. "...and then they were upon her." It took a complete turn.
i think that the main tone of this story is suspense. we experience suspense twice in the story. The first time is to understand what the lottery is even for"The original paraphernalia for the lottery had been lost long ago, and the black box now resting..." The second time was we wanted to know who would have to be stoned "who is it?" and "who got it?" I think the tone is unfairness because every year an innocent person die because of a cruel and unjust system.