The Theme Of Acceptance In 'The Lottery'

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"We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves." How does this relate to the stories we have read? We are going to look at "The Lottery", "Texas v. Johnson", and "American flag stands for tolerance". Also we are going to talk about the acceptance characters do or do not show in these stories. In the stories many characters show the acceptance of others and many do not show acceptance. In "The Lottery" Tessie, one of the characters does not show acceptance to others put in the situation she was in. "You didn't give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn't fair!" (Page 31 lines 229-230) . Also she said "There's Don and Eva", "Make them take their chance!" And "It wasn't fair!" (Page 32 Lines 239-243). While the other …show more content…

"In controversial decision, the supreme court, by the closest possible margin of a 5 – 4 vote... a person has the right to burn the nations flag." (Page 18 Lines 1 – 3) And "It is, thus, no surprise that the first amendment is where it is in the bill of rights, for it is first in importance." (Page 19 Lines 33 – 34). People could not all agree to let this man go free. All though burning of the flag is protected by the first amendment, meaning anyone has the right to burn the flag. In "Texas v. Johnson", people come to the acceptance that a person has the right to burn the flag. "We decline, therefore, to create for the flag an exception to the joust of principles protected by the first amendment" (Page 15 Lines 1 – 2). "We are fortified in today's conclusion by our conviction that forbidding criminal punishment for conduct such as Johnson's...". It say's basically they will come to the exception, not to punish Johnson for expressing his right protected by the first amendment. Also, they say they will forbid criminal punishment against Johnson's burning of the

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