What would be a good thesis statement involving symbolism in "The Lottery," including or addressing the following symbols? The lottery itself, the black box, the stones, Old Man Warner, and Tessie Hutchinson.

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Each of the examples listed has a different symbolism in the story; for example, Old Man Warner represents the continuing success of the town as the ritual is performed, while Tessie represents the newer thinking about the cruelty and needless nature of the ritual in modern times.

One good thesis statement could focus on how each symbol affects the context of the story...

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