In the story, the black dot symbolizes the chosen one. Everyone has to choose a slip of paper and the one with the black dot on it means that that person is chosen and will be killed. Nobody knows who will get chosen and who will not.
Tone and Theme
"The children assembled first" -line 11 page 25. This stood out to me as an image because i pictured children assembling first. In the picture that i created it shows that only children are grouping up.
"The black box grew sharper" is an example of personification because the black box cannot grow. The black box is an inanimate object, therefore it cannot grow, so to speak.
TONE - The tone for this story would be horror because nobody knows who is gonna get the black dot and have to surrender their life. Everyone in the story is scared for their lives. Nobody wants to be chosen to die but it is apart of their culture so everyone has to abide by the rules.