The Black Box In The Lottery Analysis

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The black box in the lottery was symbolic of the tradition of the Lottery itself, as Mr. Summers even “spoke frequently to the villagers about making a new box…” because he had to interact with it, unlike the other villagers. So in this, he reflects the villagers thought for change when they personally had to face the reality of winning the Lottery. As even the color of the black box is representative of the murder that occurs if you pull out the slip with the dot.
Likewise, stool that upholds the black box is representative of the person that upholds the tradition as the one who is stoned to death. As Jackson shows through the villagers
"Keep their distance, leaving a space between themselves and the stool." Which is what happens to the winner
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