Theme Of Irony In The Lottery

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First of all, the title of this short story is “The Lottery” and the definition of a lottery is a random drawn to win prizes. Ironically in this short story, this is not the case at all. The villagers meet every year to draw from a box, and who ever has a black mark on their piece of paper, were stoned to death. It is Ironic that this annual event “The Lottery” prize is being stoned to death by family and friends. The word lottery is mostly used in positive situations and not negative ones, as death. The second example of irony in this short story is everyone in the town seem to care about one another, and made sure no one misses out on the festive occasion. At the end of the story everyone was quick to pick up a stone and throw it at Tessie