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Summary: Essay describes how symbolism is used in the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson.
The people of the village gathered every year on June 27th whether they wanted to or not, to watch and participate in the sacrifice of human life. In the short story "The Lottery", Shirley Jackson wrote about a humankind not unlike are own. Throughout the story she uses symbols to enhance the volume of the story. "The imagery and symbolism used in this short story can be contributed by the lottery, the black box and dot, and the actual names of the characters."

The lottery is held every year at the same time in almost every town. In the story, Mr. Warner mentioned "Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon." This states that they believe that by a human sacrifice it will help the crops grow better for the year. The date of the lottery is also symbolized by the fact that June 27th is close to the...

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