The Lottery

The Lottery

?The Lottery? begins happily ?clear and sunny, with (the) fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green? (255). The grass is describe as ?richly green? and that ?the flowers were blooming profusely? (255). These descriptions of the surroundings give the reader a nice feeling and nothing wrong with this unique town. It also pulls the unwary reader into a comfortable position by making the reader feel as if its going to be a story with a pleasant plot and happy ending. Since when one thinks ?Lottery? one thinks ?lots of money?, but the reader is in store for an unexpected surprise full of changing setting, symbolism, tradition, and terrible acts.
The setting in the beginning of ?The Lottery? creates peacefulness and tranquility; it creates an image in the mind of a typical town on a normal summer day and what time of the year the story takes place. The villagers are a seemingly ordinary people in an ordinary American town. Pleasant, friendly, and simple, the men talk about ?tractors and taxes? (255) while the boys run around piling up stones. The time of day is

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