The symbol I chose was the black box in line 67 "The Black box grew shabbier each year by now it was no longer completely black but splintered badly along one side to show the original wood color" this means that each year that past it grew older and each year they didn't know who was next to be stoned it represented the unknown.
Tone and Theme
"clear and sunny with fresh warmth of a clear sunny day" lines 1-2 this gives you an image of a nice day that is peacful and bright.but what the day has stored is going to be dark and mysterious . and the worst is yet to come .
"seem like there's is not time at all between lotteries anymore." line 170. It felt like the day of lottery came back so fast because the people were dreading the lottery and losing another friend or someone they cared about dearly.
The Theme is always be ready for whatever "Bill Hutchinson went over to his wife and forced the slip of paper out of her hand .it had black spot on it," This shows you never know what is going to happen next so be prepared for whatever happens. The Tone is suspenseful you don't know who will get the black dot.