“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
the stones
the lottery

Allusions in “The Lottery”:

Delacroix = allusion to the Christian tradition, sacrifice
The practice of stoning people in the Bible
Casting lots


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