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Names in "The Lottery"

Summary: Points out the significance of the characters' names in the short story "The Lottery", by Shirley Jackson. Discusses foreshadowing and symbolism.
Graves, Summers, Delacroix - do you suspect anything when you hear these names? This essay will analyze the characters and their names in the story "The Lottery." The names Mr. Graves, Mr. Summers, and Mrs. Delacroix and other names have interesting meanings and the author, Shirley Jackson, uses them to foreshadow the story and what "The Lottery" really is.

This section will show some ideas that foreshadow the end of the story. Mr. Graves is the one who carries the three-legged stool, which can mean two things: either the Blessed Trinity, the Father, the Son and the Holy Spirit, or it could also mean the past, the present and the future, saying that "the Lottery" will always be among us. When Mr. Graves ask for some help, and there's a big hesitation before Mr. Martin and his son Baxter agree ("there was a hesitation before two men, Mr...

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