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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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…
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In the story “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson, a dieing tradition of death an sacrifice is the only sense of stability that is keeping a small village of three hundred together, and preventing it from advancing as a modern society.
The fear of sacrifice does not even scare the smallest of children of this small village, it is all but a big game to them. Adults strut in pride as they advance the decrepit black box and withdraw a slip of paper that could…
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Noun: person, place, or thing (concrete)
Pronoun: Take place of noun (he, she, it)
Adjective: describes a noun
Verb: an action (remember “to be” and “to have” are actions)
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The big black dog ran noisily through the neighborhood…