The Lottery Foreshadowing Analysis

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In “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson uses foreshadowing to imply about (hint at) the stoning that occurs later in the story. Earlier in the story, boys are playing with stones and putting them in their pockets. For example, Jackson describes, “Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones” (Jackson). This quotation shows that the boys were getting prepared for The Lottery, foreshadowing(consequently showing) that something violent may happen. Furthermore, as the story continues, more people begin picking up stones. Jackson’s use of foreshadowing in “The Lottery” contributed to the story by hinting at the big events that happen later in the story, such as someone getting stoned.
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