Symbolism In The Lottery

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Whenever we think about lottery, we think about it as winning jackpot. However, in the story, "The Lottery," the author, Shirley Jackson, defined it in a very unique way of her time period at a certain small village with very few people. Shirley ironically gives the lottery a bad meaning since the lottery is used for public stoning, contrary to what it originally means; winning a lot of money. Shirley mentions how the village was fading away because of the cruelty and sadness that carried out by following the tradition of stoning. It's not because the person sinned and repenting but because of the belief that the village carries, a ritual, of someone being stoned to death which'll bring a better life and prosperity to others.
This story leads us to think of winning money, but instead it portrays an innocent person denying life's chances, a victim of violence and cruelty by the community. The characters in the story don't seem to follow their traditions anymore. The story begins by explaining how the lottery works. In the morning of June 27th, a sunny pleasant summer day, the villagers gathered in the village square as they do every year. The lottery organizer, Mr. Summers arrives with a black box containing slips of paper while villagers were carrying normal conversations as if nothing important is going to happen. One of the paper has a black dot marked on it. The fact that Mr. Summers is conducting the lottery, and runs the coal business is the only clue we have with

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