Shirley Jackson's Use Of Foreshadowing In The Lottery

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In “The Lottery” Shirley Jackson uses foreshadowing to hint at the stoning that happens in the last parts of the story. Jackson describes to us about children collecting stones in the beginning of the story. For example, when explaining how the people of the village were gathered at the square, she says, ”Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones, and the other boys, soon followed his example.” (Jackson) This quotation shows that something, later in the story, is going to happen with stones but we don’t know what. Furthermore, Jackson wouldn’t have written about the stones if they didn’t have an important part of the story. Jackson’s use of foreshadowing in “The Lottery” contributed to the story by creating suspense of what

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