Jackson The Lottery By: Yarmove, Jay A. Explicator. Summer94, Vol. 52 Issue 4, p242. 4p. Reading Level (Lexile): 1230. , Database: MasterFILE Premier
“Only 50 years ago persons with intellectual disabilities were scorned, isolated and neglected. Today, they are able to attend school, become employed and assimilate into their local community” (Nelson Mandela). Prior to the later part of the 20th century people with intellectual disabilities were often ridiculed, treated unfairly, feared, and locked away in institutions. According to Rhonda Nauhaus and Cindy Smith in their article Disability Rights through the Mid-20th Century, The laws of any nation reflect its societal values. The real life issue of discrimination towards people with intellectual disabilities in the United States and Australia is demonstrated in the novel, Of Mice and Men by showing how this issue affects one of the main characters, Lennie Smalls.
In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell challenges those who assume hard work is the only path to success. “It is not the brightest who succeed. Nor is success simply the sum of decisions and efforts we make on our behalf.” Gladwell states that success can happen through a series of different factors.
Consciously and constructively sensitizing the public of the need to understand the game of playing the lottery, Adam Piore, a freelance journalist with main focus on international business and travel, wrote an article titled “Why We Keep Playing the Lottery”. He wrote to make his audience understand the tricks in playing the lottery, and also to understand that the American Government extorts money from the poor community through the sale of lottery tickets. While analyzing the impact of playing the lottery on the American population, the author uses inoffensive word choices to explain the fundamental facts of playing the lottery. His main argument is that people are tricked into playing the lottery by good marketing schemes, positive re-enforcement, and by substituting logic with fantasy. He effectively convinces his audience of his argument through the use of statistics, references
Cole is the main character in Touching Spirit Bear. He is an “innocent-looking baby-faced fifteen-year-old from Minneapolis ” (5) Cole has a temper and he really doesn't care about anyone but himself. He blames everyone but himself Like when he blamed Peter Driscal for telling on him, but Cole was bragging about it. (7) Cole is a very selfish kid and is very stubborn. Cole thought to himself, “Circle justice was a bunch of bull.” (6)
In the article, Birds and Bees, No Let’s Talk about Dollars and Cents, by Ben Stein, he successfully makes his point to inform his son that he needs self discipline to create human and financial capital to have a more stable life. The young boy has been living large his whole life and his father wants to help him keep it going by having self-discipline to make smart decisions so he doesn’t live in fear and insecurity. Ben Stein uses many anecdotes to get the point across to his son and the readers of the New York Times that people are capable of coming from nothing and turning into something with the willpower to make smart choices. With the use of anecdotes and repetition all throughout the letter, it allows Stein to utilize logos, pathos,
There is a lot of ever growing exploration about how to be successful; thousands of books and articles have been written in order to help our pursuit to success. Yet some stand out more than others such as the #1 national bestsellers, Outliers the story of success by Malcom Gladwell as well as Daniel Pink with his book Drive. These two texts are very similar and will most certainly show important examples of success.
Imagine a society where killing somebody for the sake of a tradition is acceptable.In the short story “The Lottery” Shirley Jackson describes an ordinary village with normal people, but as the story progress the details of their yearly practice known as “the lottery” unravels to be more disturbing.The author subverts the readers’ expiations by persuading the reader into assuming “the lottery” is a ordinary tradition until unusual details and the behavior of the characters come into place. In her short story “The Lottery,” Jackson seemingly uses ordinary details about the setting and the townspeople to characterize her theme that although society claims to be civilized, and may appear so, it is inherently barbaric.
People with disabilities usually find it more difficult to accomplish things than others. In the book Flowers for Algernon, Daniel Keyes illustrates this. The main character Charlie is mentally retarded. His family gave him up and put him in the Warren home for people who are mentally ill. His uncle took him out of Warren, gave him a job at his bakery, and looked out for him. At the beginning of the book Charlie can’t do a lot, but with the help of several doctors he becomes more independent. His optimistic uncle and the doctors gave him a chance at life, unlike his mom who viewed him as powerless and useless. Life isn’t always fair, but I believe it should be when possible. I think people with disabilities should should be supported and accommodated
One can see by examining the symbolism of the worn out black box, and the foreshadowing of the children putting rocks in their pockets in the The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, that this story is a classic archetypal horror story.
First, 'Disability as a Social Construct', where her main argument is that “much of disability-based discrimination and disadvantage stems from the way society treats persons with disabilities rather then individual limitations”3. Then she continues on to 'Exclusion form the Workplace' where she argues that discriminating persons with disabilities from the workplace has become a norm, the response was to “remove individuals with disabilities from the community and into institutions of all kinds, including work houses, asylums, hospitals,prisons, and special schools” 4. Her third claim Disability as a Mental Defect, she introduces Jerome Bickenbach who observed that “the most commonly held belief about disablement is that it involves a defect, deficiency, dysfunction, abnormality, failing, or medical 'problem'”5. Peters last claim is The Shift to a disability Equality Rights
The short story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson that was written in 1948 is something else, held in the summer by Mr. Summers an annual lottery in the village is held at the same time each year. Villagers wait silently and nervously as a family’s gather around the square to await the hearing of the unlucky person, the selectee is Tessie Hutchinson, wife and mother of 3 would be sacrificed by the people, Shirley Jackson uses symbolism in her main characters and setting of the story as a form of foreshadowing to give the reader an idea and have them wondering of what’s going to happen next.
An Ironical and descriptive story name “The Lottery” written by “Shirley Jackson”. This anecdote is written and published in the same month of June. This story was basically written to make the readers reflect on the past belief of America. Her aim was not just to consider America as issue but all over the world and their problems. To give a glance of the historical issue she, the author has choose America as a case study.