Foreshadowing In The Lottery

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One of the greatest dark novelist tries to influence the reader of believing the bloody and murderous acts that people do to create chaos. Shirley Jackson utilizes foreshadowing, symbolism, and imagery in her short story. Through an analysis of Jackson's use of foreshadowing, symbolism, and imagery, she shows the reader of how dark and emo the world may be.
Jackson utilizes foreshadowing by going future hints of what's going to happen in the story for the readers to start thinking of what's going to happen later on in the short story. For example, in the text, Jackson demonstrates foreshadowing of what's going to happen in the lottery. This point is explained when Jackson's writes, "Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones, and the other boys
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"she tapped Mrs. Delacroix on the arm as a farewell"(Jackson 3) "thought we were going to have to get on without you, Tessie" (Jackson 3). In every story, the reader will always run into a foreshadowing statement because every author or writer wants their reader to think and want know what's going to happen next. Jackson's additional use in foreshadowing helped many readers understand her short story more and she engaged the use of symbolism to obtain the significance of her short story. Jackson utilizes symbolism throughout her short story to capture the reader to understand how evil and murderous the lottery is. Shirley Jackson's use of symbolism is the black wooden box contained with several white slips of paper but one. One is consisted of a black spot and if someone from the village has a black spot on their white slip then the lottery winner is determined. This point is proved when Jackson writes "Baxter came forward to hold the box steady on the stool while Mr. Summers stirred up the