Unformatted text preview: pile of stones in the corner, and their jokes were quiet and they smiled rather than laughed” (Jackson). This shows the glum nature of the day and foreshadows the happening of a depressing event. Even at the end, Jackson does not fully reveal the perverseness of the lottery, but sheds some light on it when Tessie exclaims, “It isn’t fair” and then proceeds to be hit in the head with a stone. It is only at that point that the reader can know what exactly the lottery is....
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- Fall '08
- The Lottery, Short story, Dr. Dalessio LCS, Michael Blasius