The Question and Answer section for The Lottery and Other Stories is a great resource to ask questions, find answers, and discuss the novel.
One of the story's symbols would be the black box. The black box symbolizes tradition.
Tess Hutchinson is the story's protagonist.
The irony in the story can be found in its title, and thus, the perceptions of the reader. We assume a lottery to be an exciting, pleasurable event, filled with anticipation. It isn't until the end of the story, that we realize our error..... the...