The Lottery By Shirley Jackson Foreshadowing Analysis

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Shirley Jackson uses foreshadowing in “The Lottery” by bringing up the stones. In explanation the text says, “Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones…” (in the second paragraph. Credit to Shirley Jackson) This is important because if this foreshadowing did not occur, I would not be suspicious. This foreshadowing also leads to the main point of the story which is where a name is drawn from a traditional black box and someone is stoned to death. The stones used to kill someone are what have been mentioned in Bobby Martin’s pocket. Another use of foreshadowing the author uses in this story is when you are already expecting a bad day. The meaning behind this is where the text says “guess we better get started, get this over
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