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Firstly, let us take a look at the symbolism that is the undertone throughout the story in regard to the lottery and the black box used. The most prominent symbol in the story is the act of the lottery. The lottery shows how any actions/behaviors that are passed down from each generation are accepted no matter what the cruel behavior is, the villagers are very loyal to the tradition and have been taking place in the village for as long as anyone can remember. It is an annual ritual that no one has thought to question. Research has found that “The Lottery" is so deeply chilling because it shows the how the barbaric ritual of the lottery has been "accepted, routinized, and implemented without moral revulsion and political indignation and resistance." It's such a powerful symbol because it's treated as normal...like so many other atrocities in history have been.” (Shmoop Editorial Team). This statement is very accurate regarding The Lottery, the ritual has been accepted without any questions. In terms of the black box used in the lottery. It represents both the tradition and the loyalty the villag...