Foreshadowing In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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In Shirley Jackson's "The Lottery" foreshadowing was a style device that was effectively used by the writer. Foreshadowing is a style device where the author creates a warning or indication of a future event. This style device was used in "The Lottery" through harmless details to warn readers about the horrific conclusion of the story. When Shirley Jackson writes "Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones, and the other boys soon followed his example, selecting the smoothest and roundest stones"(147). this detail made it seem like the children were innocently playing a game. At first the children gathering the rocks seemed unusual, but still normal to the reader, this detail gets overlooked, but in reality it's a hint for