Every year, Mr. Summers, who manages the lottery suggests to the villagers to get a new box. However, the townspeople just brush off the subject and nothing gets done. The reason why the villagers do not want to make a new box is because “no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box.”1 With that reason, readers can infer that the townspeople do not want to give up their tradition. If they are reluctant on changing
Similarly, in “Bloodflowers” the citizens choose a “king” each year and the “king” is flourished with presents and is even offered a women. Although he is presented with all the gifts, the people in town murder the “king” at the end of the year. Both the stories depict the theme of the dangers of blindly following traditions as it can lead to the demise if innocent people. In both stories, the townspeople aimlessly follow their annual traditions because they are accustomed to the event. In “The Lottery”, Mr. Adams
The reader is not told of any scientific or just reasoning as to how this tradition will improve the society’s economy and thus, the reader would consider whether or not this is just a tradition, which is uplifted by mob psychology, in a progressive society. "Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones." This is a quote which gives the reader an assumption as to how the villagers pick and choose the aspects of the lottery which they do every year. that they do. This proves that the citizens are doing the tradition for traditions sake and not for the right reasons.
Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery” uses Tessie as a symbol about individuals getting shunned from the community for speaking out against societal traditions. For example, when Mr. Summers is speaking to the villagers he states, “Mr. Summers spoke frequently to the villagers about making a new box, but no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box.”(26) This explains how the villagers do not want to change anything from their tradition like the black box. This connects back to how Tessie symbolizes individuals who speak out for their community because she did not agree about changing anything from the black box. This supports the theme of getting shunned when challenging traditions because when a new idea is presented everyone is against it.
Mr. Hooper uses the veil to hide his face from the world because he knows the sin he did was wrong and if people were to find out, people would look at him and he would be full of more shame. That or he wears the veil not only to show his sins but also to show the sins of the other people of the town. The black veil in the story symbolizes a great thing that everyone carries with them, secret sins. Mr. Hooper being the only one to wear one and show the true nature of human. That is why many people are scared of him because they know that he has a secret sin that he will not tell to anyone.
Josh had the opportunity to institutionalize Noah for a week to undergo a food deprivation study, but Josh disagreed with the institutionalizing part and did not go forth with it. There were many parts where Josh almost lost it and wanted to leave his family or wished his son was never born, but he just thought and wrote those things out of anger. He wanted what was best for his son and just wanted his son to act like a normal boy. While in California Noah did experience Oppression, his doctor wanted to do a study by putting Noah on food deprivation for thirty six hours. The doctors and his therapists wanted to see if he followed commands faster if he was hungry to then be rewarded with food.
One the most important philosophy concept topic from the movie High Noon was the notion of Duty or the notion of Utilitarianism. The movie wanted to discuss Will Kane sense of duty throughout the film and the townspeople sense of duty too. The beginning of the film he was getting married to Amy and able to retired from being a marshal to live a good life with his new wife. The evil character Frank wanted to kill Kane for putting him in jail. The townspeople do not want him to help out; because he is not a marshal anymore.
There was no good reason for him to hit her. I also feel like the entire village is unsympathetic. I feel like they’re unsympathetic, because i don’t understand why they care more about peace week than a citizen of the village. Even though Unoka is okwonkwo’s father, that doesn’t mean Okwonkwo loves him like one. Although, Unoka is dead, Okwonkwo isn’t really proud of the image his father left behind.
The story, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, wanted us to acquire that the fear of change, and expressing your opinion can drive you to follow the crowd. This short story takes place in a small New England village on June 27th. A ritual called The Lottery was being practiced. A case in point, the author tells us, “Every year after the lottery, Mr. Summers began talking again about a new box, but every year the subject was allowed to fade off without being done.” (p. 1-2) The villagers experiencing the lottery all wanted a change. They did not understand the ritual or favor it at all.
It sounded like the parents didn't even care about him and his older sister because they are the one that raised themselves. If I were in his position I would had done things to seek for their attention but in a more positive ways because there are also lots of other stuff to seek their attention not just doing bad stuff. It was also his fault because he was seeking their attention from doing bad stuff rather than good stuff like not dropping out of school. I feel like when he said that the parents did their best raising them was wrong because in the article it said that "When my father arrived at the courthouse for the release hearing, the judge wouldn't let my father drive me home because Dad had shown up drunk." (53) Why would his dad show up drunk when he was going to be release from jail.