Symbolism In The Lottery

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Why is symbolism the best technique to understanding a whole story? Symbolism is ubiquitous in your everyday life, whether it’s during work, at the gym or even in a cafeteria. Symbols are everywhere where you least expect them. Most likely they are hidden symbols with an even deeper meaning than what you might observe at first glimpse. Many stories involve symbolism for a specific reason, whether it 's to make a point or to give an overall meaning. For example, in the story “The Lottery”, symbolism is one of the main ideas that the author gets her point across. Symbols shaped her story for readers to understand the idea behind the symbols she used in the story The Lottery, symbolism helped develop a mood, deepen a theme, and creates abstract ideas. The stones, summer, and the lottery where all symbols used in “The lottery” to create a distraction for a shocking mood. Usually you can tell the mood of the story by the first few lines of a story and in the beginning of the story, it says “The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green”. The season of summer is a very happy, youth, and simplicity. Never would you imagine anything relating to death or gloomy times in the summer. Using summer as a symbol created a light, easy mood for the story, which help bring out another symbol. Another symbol Jackson used was the use of stones. It says “Martin had
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