“The Lottery” Notes
This was the combined list of your notes on significant names, symbols, and allusions in “The Lottery.” I thought it would be helpful during your preparations for Friday’s test!
Significant Names in “The Lottery”:
Dickie Delacroix = of the cross
Old Man Warner = warning
Mr. Summers = new beginnings?
Mr. and Mrs. Graves = death
Mr. and Mrs. Adams = Adam and Eve? the first man?
Symbols in “The Lottery”:
the black box
the three-legged stool
the black dot on the paper
the pile of stones
Allusions in “The Lottery”:
Delacroix = allusion to the Christian tradition, sacrifice
The practice of stoning people in the Bible