Black Box- The black box represents death. Every year at the lottery one person is randomly selected and that person dies. It represents death because the townspeople know what is going to happen whenever tha black box is brought out. LIne 310-"Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones."
The image I chose is a grass field with blossoming flowers. I chose this scene because the time in which the lottery was taken place was summer and a clear sunny mid-day. Line 1-"The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green."
Juxtaposition- In The Lottery, the day was bright and beautiful. However it was also the day of the lottery. This meant that even though it was such a nice and pleasant day, someone was garunteed to die, mixing a light tone with a dark one.
Theme- Life is unfair. Tessie exclaims that the lottery was unfair and wasn't right. However she took the same chances as every one else. Line 232-"All of us took the same chance." - Mrs. Graves to Tessie Hutchinson