The Lottery

The Lottery
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  • The black box symbolizes death and fear. The box is a physical manifestation of the villagers' connection to the warped tradition of the lottery. In the article, it says,''No one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box.''(Line 58)This quote helps us to prove that the black box was one of the things that people were feared and nobody was trying to upset it.
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  • This is an example of imagery because it describes the sight. In the book, the author states,''The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day.''(Line 1)After reading this line from the story I knew that the setting was about the sunny and hot day.The sky was light blue color. There were not that many people in a village. It was about 300 people living there.
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  • There are several metaphors throughout the whole lottery story. An example of a metaphor would be,''They (the children) tended to gather together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous play.''(Line 13)This quote describes a metaphor because the word ''boisterous''  is relevant to an action, which is not directly applicable.The illustration shows a group of children playing on a sunny summer day.
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  • The tone in the story is dark.Notice how people didn't care about Tessie's cry for fairness.Even her family joins the stoning untouched by emotion.In the story, it says,''Mrs. Delacroix selected a stone so large she had to pick it up with both hands and turned to Mrs. Dunbar. "Come on," she said. "Hurry up." (Line 315)By reading this quote I see that the tone is definitely dark and the evidence for that will be Mrs.Delacroix getting the heaviest rocks and getting ready to murder Mrs.Hutchinson.
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