Storyboard the lottery

Storyboard the lottery

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  • Warmth/Excitement
  • Mystery/Tension
  • Grave/Horrific/Ominous
  • It's not fair, it's not right!
  • In this scene, the setting is shown to be a sunny, nice day which creates a warm feeling for the beginning of the story.
  • Symbols
  • In this scene, it shows Mr. Summers carrying the black box, and the children are behind watching. This scene creates a mystery because of the mysterious black box. What is inside?
  • Imagery
  • This scence shows horror becasue at the end of the story, Mrs. Hutchinson is faced with death because she won the lottery. This is horrific, because she "won", but she got death instead of winning anything.
  • Metaphor
  • "They do say," Mr. Adams said to Old Man Warner, who stood next to him, "that over in the north village they're talking of giving up the lottery." 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. Used to be a saying about 'Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon.' First thing you know, we'd all be eating stewed chickweed and acorns. 
  • The black box represents fear in the story. When the black box arrives, tension and mystery is felt throughout the village in the story, creating a sense of fear.
  • Most of the imagery that is explained in the story is the crowd and their reactions to what happens. Their reactions range from multiple emotions, often ranging from scared to suprised to humorous.
  • This is a metaphor becasue it is comparing the people who do not go though with the lottery to some cavemen.
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