Symbols In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery Jackson

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Other symbols that are connected in the story are the slips of paper and the black box. In the story, the slip of paper symbolizes equality among the villagers, “All of us took the same chance.” (Jackson 423). This means that all the villagers take the same chance to win on the lottery. On the other hand, the black box symbolizes death and evil. In the story, the box is symbol for the powers of the traditions and fear. These two symbols are connected for the reason that the black box represents death and the slips represents the possibility of life or death.

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