The black dot in "The Lottery" symbolizes death. The objective of the lottery is to avoid the black dot on your folded paper. If a player receives the black dot, they will be executed.
I tell you it was'nt fair.
In this image, Mrs. Delacroix selected a stone she had to hold with both hands. She chose such a large stone in order to be more agressive. Her choice of stones indicates her hatred for Tessie.
Figures of Speech
In the story, the author has included various examples of foreshadowing. One of these exampleswas the moment when Tessie nudged Mrs. Delacroix as a farewell. This foreshadowment is so meaningful because Mrs. Delacroix apparently disliked Tessie the most.
Lines, 328-329- "It isn't fair, it isn't right," Mrs.Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her."
Line, 314-316- "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."
Lines, 117-119- "She tapped Mrs. Delacroix on the arm as a farewell and began to make her way through the crowd."
After that, there was a long pause, a brethless pause. until Mr. Summers, holding his slip of paper in the air, said, "All right, fellows."
As the watson boy made his way through the crowd, everybody was silent. Additionally, Mr. Summers insisted he take his time. The comment made the moment extremely suspenseful as everybody watched the boy pick his paper.