The image above shows a pile of stones in the corner of the town guarded by Bobby martin, Harry Jones and Dickie Delacroix. These stones represent tradition within the town, and pain. On line 310, it says " Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the black box, they still remembered to use stones." This shows that even though the lottery happens differently, they still continue to stone people to death.
Tone / Theme
This image shows a town with green grass and lots of flowers. It was said on line 2 of the story, "... the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green." This line helps to set the setting for the story. You can tell that it takes place in the summer around noon, and it is a bright and sunny day.
The image shows Mrs.Hutchinson in the middle of the crowd with a stone hitting the side of her head. Repitition is used in the story when Mrs. Hutchinson mentions many times that "It wasn't fair." , on lines 230, 325 and 329. She thought that her husband, Mr.Hutchinson had been rushed to pick a paper, so it wasn't fair, and she wanted to redo the lottery. In the end, everybody ignored her and told her to be a good sport, as they ran to the stones and began to stone her to death.
This image shows Mr.Summers standing in front of everybody with his hand resting carelessly on the black box . So far, the author has created a lot of supsense in the story because we don't know what the lottery is yet. It makes you want to keep reading to find out what the lottery really means in the story.