Reflect upon the symbols contained within the story, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson. Keep in mind that symbols do not always refer to objects, but characters and settings can also be symbolic. Identify three symbols or symbolic elements contained within the story. For each symbol, address the following issues:
1.Describe the symbol itself. Where does it appear in the story?
2.What is the significance in the story of the symbol?
3.What does this person, setting, or object symbolize?
4.What is the author’s purpose in including this symbol in the story?