My symbol is the pile of rocks the kids create. They create this pile so everyone can have a rock to stone the lottery winner. This symbolizes death and relief. For the winner of the lottery it symbolizes death. To everyone else the pile symbolizes relief that they didn't win and won't die. Maybe even could symbolize fun, since the kids had such a great time making the pile
Tone and Theme
Let's hurry up guys.
NO!! It's not fair!
"women wearing faded house dresses" page 26 line 29. The imagery I used was the "faded house dresses". I thought this was important because it almost explains what time frame it is in. It also shows that the women didn't dress up really fancy for this event.
The figure of speech I chose was irony. I think it's ironic that in our world we want to win the lottery. In that time, winning the lottery was bad and meant death. No one wants the win the lottery there but here if would be a dream to win the lottery.
My tone that I think of when I read this story is suspenseful. I didn't know what was going to happen until the very end of the book, and the puzzle filled itself in on the way to the end. The theme used is "Winning isn't always everything". In this case you don't want to win the lottery. Most cases people always want to win things.