Shirley Jackson's The Lottery
Everyone has a tradition that they follow, but the tradition in “The Lottery” is death. The
last thing Mrs.Hutchinson said, was “It isn’t fair, it isn’t right…”, in reference to her being stoned to death. In “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson uses the black box and stones to symbolize death in order to support a key theme.
In the beginning, the stones foreshadow what they may be used for later, like the stones may be used for throwing at someone or something, the stones are death, and they use the