The children collecting the stones foreshadows that something bad will happen. The second example of foreshadowing in “The Lottery,” is when the Hutchinson family is chosen. Immediately after, Tessie Hutchinson starts complaining. She says, “You didn’t give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you.
No one in the town besides his girlfriend. Matthew Harrison Brady had everyone on his side right since he stepped foot in this town. They threw him a parade and celebrated, which already gave Cates and Drummond a harder chance to win the case. The author of this book uses analogies to explain what Bertram Cates is feeling when the whole town is going against him and most of the town is going to a prayer meeting. The leader of the prayer meeting was Reverend Brown and he was hoping for Cates and everyone who loved Cates should go to hell, he even said that to his own daughter.
The man who hold the slip with a black dot will then have his whole family draw, once again the family member who get the black slip is the “chosen one”. This person meets a very unpleasant fate, as they are stoned to death by the community and their own family. Once again, all for the purpose have having a healthy crop yield. That about summarizes the ritual, what will continue will be a count of my own experiences and reactions if I were a part of this lottery. At the start of the day, I’d be very scared.
His last name foreshadows what happens when the lottery is complete. Finally, the Watson boy says that he is drawing for both himself and his mother. This can be interpreted by the reader that his father was the one who got chosen by the lottery last year. This once again foreshadows that the lottery is a horrible
In The Crucible, Arthur Miller shapes Parris’s character as a very selfish person, and everything he did was to keep his good reputation in the village and to get rid of anyone against him, which drives him mad. In the book, Parris is describing as a selfish person. For example, “Abigail, I have fought here three long years to bend these stiff-necked people to me, and now, just now when some good respect is rising for me in the parish, you compromise my very character. I have given you a home, child. I have put clothes upon your back—now give me an upright answer.
\ Aother important literary device in this story is the theme, it defines the message about life or human nature that is “the focus” in the story that that the writer telles (Teaching....3). By using theme Shirley Jackson gets to send an important message to her reader. The theme of the story is about traditions and cruelty. The tradition is very bad because every year they have selection to pick a family to get stoned to death. Also the villagers didn’t really think nothing about how bad the tradition is and how it affects people in life.
Back in the days, some towns had certain traditions or rituals that they had to follow. I think they did this ritual because of the World War, since soldiers lost lives in the war, maybe stoning a person was a way to salute or respect the soldiers that died. Other times, people might kill someone because of who they are or because of hatred. For example, it seemed like Mrs. Delcroix didn’t like Mrs.Hutchinson because she picked up the biggest stone and instead of saying no leave her alone, she said hurry up guys. This shows that maybe Mrs.Delcroix didn’t like Mrs.Hutchinson or she was jealous of her.
They differ in how he or she actually got picked and how they got killed. “The Lottery” and The Hunger Games both have similarities and differences. Both stories show the will to survive, whether it is the town or the Districts they just want to survive the drawing so that they are able to see their family again. The stories differ in the way of how they draw to see who “wins” the lottery or gets picked to go in and play The Hunger Games. When talking about hope and fear, everyone has both, but it is
The villagers never saw how dangerous the lottery was because they have done the same for so long. If the villagers never would have made the lottery something they do once every year than it would not be so intense if they did not. Of course, nobody wants to get rid of a tradition, but at some point it should stop. The effect the lottery could have on the village is the population could eventually start to fall and effect the whole village. No child should have to take place in one of their parents getting stone, nor should the parents should have to take place in stoning their child.
Unlike family traditions that help bring people together, this tradition manages to rip families apart. It does however bring the town together. The act of the whole town stoning Mrs.Hutchinson binds them together and makes them all guilty of her death. Jackson speaks about the whole town joining together and each picking up a stone to throw at Mrs.Hutchinson, “Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones. The pile of stones the boys had made earlier was ready; there were stones on the ground with the blowing scraps of paper that had come out of the box”.