The Lottery

The Lottery

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  • Tone: Warmth/ Excitement
  • Tone: Mystery/ Tension
  • Tone: Grave/ Horrific/ Ominous
  • "Flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green." The children in the village began to play outside in the summer sun. The playfulness and summer sun creates a feeling of warmth and excitement.
  • Symbols
  • "Villagers kept their distance, leaving a space between themselves and the stool." The villagers had hesitation towards Mr. Summers and the black box. The black box causes anxiousness, in this way the author shows mystery and tension.
  • Imagery
  • "A stone hit her on the side of the head; 'Come on, come on, everyone."  They began to throw stones at Tessie when she was choosen for "The Lottery." They kill her, and this shows horrific actions.
  • Metaphor
  • The blackbox is a symbol of death. The story clearly shows the terrible potential ifsociety forgets the basis of traditions. This symbol of the black box shows howblind obedience to people over us can cause harm to the world, not just a community.
  • "Fresh warmth of a full-summer day," and "flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green" are examples of imagery. Summer makes you think of a warm day and a shining sun. Flowers blossoming, show you this pretty view and warm flowers. Just with reading these two quotes, you can draw and imagine a picture in our head of the scene.
  • “The lottery” is a metaphor for death. The color of the box, black, is another metaphor for sin and darkness. Mr. Summers controls the lottery and he marks black on the slips in the box also. Everything associated with the lottery in a negative way is shown as dark by being black.
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