The Theme Of Death In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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“The Lottery” symbolizes death

In life, people who do not deserve to die are taken from Earth too soon. Many people say that his/her death was unfair. The anonymous quote, “Life is fair because it is unfair to everyone” summarizes the feelings of the characters in Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery.” The character’s tradition is there to stay, especially because their population is increasing. There village is overwhelmed with this tradition and the seem to not like change, they are happy for the most part until someone gets chosen there stressed and on there toes. If you pick the piece of paper that has the black dot on it you would be stoned to death. In “The Lottery”, Shirley Jackson uses the color black to symbolize death. The black box was black because if you got picked to be “the winner” you would die. The setting of the story “The Lottery” is “June 27 was clear and sunny. ”It was “full-summer day”(Jackson 1) The protagonist of my story would be Mr. Summer. The primary conflict would be their tradition “The Lottery”
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It became clear because she was screaming, it wasn’t fair. In the text it says “It had a black spot on it, that Mr. Summers had made this night before.”(Jackson7). When you pick the paper that has the black dot on it that means you have been chosen to be stoned and killed. Tessie doesn't want to die, but because that tradition is very special were she lives she can't do anything about it.
In the short story “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson has the color black the symbolize death. When someone thinks of the color black you might think of death, sadness or scared. Black had a lot to do with death in this short story. There tradition is slowly decreasing because people have realize that they don't like their tradition. Tessie regrets picking that piece of paper. Do you think you would ever have a tradition like “The
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