Foreshadowing In The Lottery

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Winning the lottery is a common dream of many. Individuals spend time and money awaiting the drawing, hoping they are the chosen one. In this twisted story, however, the lucky ones, are the ones not chosen. The one drawn from the lottery ends up facing their death in front of the whole town. Shirley Jackson, author of the short story “The Lottery”, uses symbolism to foreshadow and hint to the reader about the unrighteous ending, as well as contributing to the theme and idea of the story. The black box is a symbol in which Shirley incorporated into her story to enhance the foreshadowing of the story, creating suspense for the reader, as well as to be used in order to elaborate the main idea of the story that tradition out rules morals. Black
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