Examples Of Foreshadowing In The Lottery

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The story “The Lottery” is packed with foreshadowing, but you don’t notice any of it until the end. One instance of this foreshadowing is the stone pile that the children make at the beginning of the story. They seem to be making it happily, but the other villagers seem to avoid it like it was evil or connected with something bad. At the end, we find out that these stones will be used to kill Tessie. It explains so much about the actions of the villagers towards the stone pile. This example of foreshadowing is great because you don’t see the clues until you reread the