The black box represents the unknown and death. Also anyone in the village can be killed from it. The black box is like the lottery but is a tragic, and scary tradition that is practiced every year in the village. In the black box there is a random paper pulled and if the paper has a black dot with your name on it, then you will be stoned to death in front of everybody in the village.
"The morning of June 27th was a clear and sunny day, With the fresh warmth of a full summer day." This section of the story represents that they are probably in a isolated countryside village. I imagined what it would of looked like in this box.
"The children tended to gather together quietly for a while before they broke into boisterous play." This section of the story represents a metaphor in which, the word boisterous is an action word that is used figurativeley and not literally. It shows two groups of kids playing in the countryside.
The theme of this story is suspense/mystery. This story is one of the creepiest stories I've ever read because of the unusual plot that occurs in the end of the story. In the beginning of the story its very confusing but at the end of the story you realize that this is not a normal lottery! It is a deadly one!
In the beginning of this story everything is confusing but calm and tranquil. The characters are interacting with each other and we are learning the character's backgrounds a little more. However, in the end of the story that all changes!
As the story reaches its climax, the lottery is unfolding and we understand how this tradition is played in this village. Tessie is stoned to death and eventually dies. This village is a very creepy one and every year you don't know who will be picked to be stoned!