Sift of the lottery

Sift of the lottery

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  • The box with the devil standing on top stands for the peoples fear of the death that comes from the box. The people represent the tradition of the lottery and how no one goes against the tradition. I choose not to color them because they are blind and oblivious and I think if they had color it wouldn't come across that way.
  • Tone part 1
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  • this represent imagery by the boy participates in the killing over his mother. it shows the complete trust in the tradition. he is killing his mother who gave birth to him. the stones being smooth in stead of sharp shows that its not supposed to be violent.  
  • Tone part 2
  • I think the the lottery in it self is a form of irony. the irony is that fact the lottery usually stands for a form of good luck but in this it is bad luck to win the lottery. i think the young people in the other village are a form of metaphor. the old man compares them to cave men but they are actually being better than the village people.
  • derisive: ridiculing, mocking-Old Man Warner snorted. "Pack of crazy fools," he said. "Listening to the young folks, nothing's good enough for them. Next thing you know, they'll be wanting to go back to living in caves, nobody work any more, live that way for a while... "Bad enough to see young Joe Summers up there joking with everybody."  
  •  jovial: happy -the morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green.  
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