1)The Box: Power and fear. It represents that because people are scared to get picked by the box. Uses example because in the story people are scared of that box 2)The Town: Society as a whole. Example because it talks about there traditions with the box and how it affects the town
Everything is awesome!! I didn't get picked
But anyone of us can be picked next year to die.
1)"made up the slips of paper and put them in the box, and it was then taken to the safe of Mr. Summers' coal company and locked up". 2)"until now it was felt necessary only for the official to speak to each person approaching".
1)" In some towns there were so many people that the lottery took two days and had to be started on June 26". Hyperbole because its making a big comparison between the people and the box. 2)he had no children and his wife was a scold. Metaphor because he is comparing his wife to a scold.
1) Jovial: happy, they tended to gather together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous play 2)Optimistic: hopeful and cheerful. They grinned at one another humorlessly and nervously. These both show that the people are happy but some are not looking forward to next year