Delacroix is trying to influence another villager in taking part in the sacrifice. The men smile rather than laugh and moments of hesitation fill this story.
In addition, irony was also used on the choice of the victim of the lottery, Tessie Hutchinson. Inside this story, the lottery is articulately premeditated.
The basic idea of the lottery as something, which in our society is generally a good thing, being evil is the chief irony of the story. What makes the story so much more interesting and entertaining is that the reader must explore the symbolism found in the story and give their own explanations because the author does not give a straightforward answer.
Specifically, it is commenting on those things that people do simply because that is what has always been done. There are many signs of the tension of the day throughout the story, but most of them more subtle than piles of rocks. Works Cited Jackson, Shirley.