“The Lottery,” choose one of the prompts below to answer:

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Prompt A:

Often in literary works, authors choose a physical object which takes on a special significance in the work and becomes a symbol of something beyond itself.  Show how, in the work, the author uses a symbol to convey a deeper meaning.  In your essay, focus on the symbols and what they symbolize.  Be sure to discuss how the author uses them to convey a message to readers.  You may choose up to three important symbols from the short story.

Prompt B:

Duality of Human Nature. Examine the characters as they relate to this theme. Which characters show two sides of humanity? Which characters are seemingly good-natured; however, they show a different side during the events of the lottery. Make sure you have three different characters or three different moments where a character(s) show two sides.