The Black Box- The black box represents death and fear. On line 46-49 pg. 26 the text says "...carrying a three-legged stool, and the stool was put in the center of the square and Mr. Summers set the black box down on it. The villagers kept their distance, leaving a space between themselves and the stool.."
Tone and Theme
"Seventy-seventh year I been in the lottery. Seventy-seventh time."
This is the beginning of the story before the lottery and people are gathering. One of the five sense being shown here is sight. On line 2-3 pg. 25 it says "...The flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green."
This is the scene where Tessie gets stoned to death by the people in her town after getting the paper with the dot on it. Tautology- This is tautology because when Tessie is getting stoned she says "It isn't fair, it isn't right." This is on line 328 pg. 34.
The theme is tradition. On line 200-214 pg. 31 it says " There's always been a lottery..." and "Some places have already quit lotteries Mrs. Adams said. "Nothing but trouble in that Old Man Warned said stoutly" and the last thing is "Seventy-seventh year I been in the lottery...Seventy-seventh time." This shows that lotteries were traditional.