The Lottery

The Lottery
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  • Warmth/Excitement
  • Mystery/Tension
  • Imagery
  • The author uses descriptions of a town of children and adults all playing around with descriptions of a warm day in June with plants flourishing.
  • Symbols
  • The children gathered stones for what was to come leaving much mystery as to what they were gathering stones for.
  • Metaphor
  • "I tell you it wasn't fair."
  • The residents are somewhat afraid of the box and stand far away from it as they prepare for The Lottery
  • Horrific
  • Tessie gets the black mark on her piece of paper and she is marked as something along the lines of a black sheep.
  • Tessie stands alone as everyone prepares to attack her in an almost tribal ritualistic way. The Lottery is almost an excuse to participate in violence that is sanctioned by the town as just.
  • In the end Tessie is sacrificed by getting stoned to death by her former neighbors and friends. One stone, two stones, many stones, then they were upon her.
  • Come on, Hurry up.
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