Analysis Of Shirley Jackson 's ' The Lottery ' Essay

1229 Words Apr 12th, 2016 5 Pages
Today many readers are able to understand the logic and thinking behind what a writer writes. For example a writer might use symbols to clarify and emphasize the meaning behind what they are trying to express in their novel or short story . For instance in our daily life one can identify the use of symbols such as hearts meaning love, a smile showing friendship, and even colors such as the color white in some places around the world it stands for wholeness and completion while black in some cases symbolizes evil and death.As a result many can identifi an item, a feeling, or a persons action through the use of symbolism. With this in mind in Shirley Jackson’s 1948 short story “The Lottery” begins with a gathering at square in the morning of june 27th. The author gives details about the day with “the fresh warmth of a full-summer day;the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green.” Giving the reader an image of how the day was like. The children start off by collecting stones while the whole village gathers at the square, when that is done a many townsfolk start to show up such as Delacroix, Mr.Summers, Mr. Graves etc. Mr. Summers and Mr. Graves brought a black wooden box towards the center of the square were slips of papers would be deposited upon a three legged stool. Mr.Summers then “stirred the papers thoroughly” when finished he then started to call everyone from the square from alphabetical order starting from Mr.Adam to receive a slip of…

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