Themes And Symbolism InThe Lottery, By Shirley Jackson

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Surprise captures people’s attention. The more unexpected and surprised someone is, the more likely people are to notice as well as Shirley Jackson expresses in "The Lottery". It is a story of an extraordinary urban town of people practicing tradition when they are least interested. There are important themes that symbolizes throughout the story and they all are connected to each other. To help the reader understand the main concept of the story. This story symbolizes setting, tone, and symbols of the general theme of the whole story that she explains with two main different themes of old man Warner and the black box.
The story of “The Lottery” starts off by showing the two main symbolisms that are setting and tone that shows are the most important aspects to tell the audience where the story is occurring and main idea of the story. She says, "The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full summer day" (227). It creates very welcoming impression from the beginning of the tragedy. The season of the setting is summer time, usually people are excited and happy to have some new adventures. This way it took the readers thought process from having a bad and confusing outcome of the situation, because it misled the attention towards having just an ordinary life in the town. Rather revealing the truth that tragedy is about to occur, because of death meaning the end is coming from the winner of the lottery being stoned to death. When the mystery is

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