While awaiting trial Frank 's father Matt Fowler decides to give Mr.Strout a punishment he felt was necessary. Mr.Fowler went out and ended up murdering the man who murdered his son. While reading the story the audience dominantly takes Frank 's father 's side on the situation rather than feeling the same way about the two murders. People seem to sway towards Mr.Fowlers side of the story because they say it was out of love, Richard Strout deserved it, and Frank was innocent unlike Mr. Strout. Love is the key to all relationships throughout the world.
Upon hearing the news, his boss also tells him the park is no more, which soon leads to another killing spree from Sam, with the narrator being his last target. As the narrator’s mistake ridden life flashes before his eyes, Sam drives a knife through his heart and ends the entire park community as we know it. Again, Saunders adds a barrage of violent acts to the story that help contribute to creating the recurring element aspect of a motif. He adds a considerable amount of violence in the story that as a whole create a motif due to the recurring acts of violence, and how it relates to a bigger overall theme of life and
In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, Jackson depicts a society, dominated by men, where ritual murder not only is tolerated but also embraced. It is a society where, every year, the villagers come together and randomly draw slips of paper to determine which member of a family is going to be murdered. “The Lottery” shows an “innate savagery of man" (Nebeker 1). Despite a civilized outward appearance with schools, post offices, and banks, the villagers have not progressed from a primitive and inner Cain and Abel mentality where they are able to kill savagely on command with no remorse and no shame, just like Cain, who was able to kill his brother with no shame because Cain's offering was insufficient. The theme of shamelessness in a male-dominated society runs throughout “The Lottery,” not just during its horrible ending, and especially becomes obvious in the villagers’ lack of respect for life.
Readers knew that “those were the people, headed up by Devil Anse, who shot and killed Pa’s brother Harmon” (12) and continued “The War Amongst Us” (12). Tolbert explained to Fanny the McCoy side of the story, which was the only side she ever knew and could tell the reader. Because of Fanny’s influence, readers were given a prejudice against the Hatfields, therefore she demonstrated to be
They’re the three that give sense to the reading. The theme of brutality it’s introduce to the reader on the early chapters of the book, and it is exposed throughout the rest of the books. Brutality is a very important theme on this book because it shows how bad humans can be to each other. There are several examples of brutality through this book but the first big one happened when moshe the bottle gets back from his exile and he describes to atrocities the gestapo did to the jews, in the words of Moishe the Beadle “Without passion or haste, they shot their prisoners, who were to approach the trench one by one... infants were tossed into the air and use as targets for the machine gun.”(6). Brutality started increasing as the
When a person experiences a one thing enough time, eventually, they will become desensitize to it. People can become used to inhumane things such as death and murder if it is entrenched sufficiently into their lives. For instance, in “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, the tradition of a community brutally murders a member of their town due to an insensible tradition, when the victims challenge the morality of the ritual, the community shows no remorse including her victim husband, dehumanizing the
This quote really gave the element of death to the story. Bobby Martin and the rest of the characters in this book saw this, gathering stones and having a normal person be stoned to death, as a normal tradition. This is something that should be looked on as terrible, Bobby Martin was ready to murder someone. I was so puzzled by what they were doing and to them it was normal. The town participated in a yearly murder.
Beowulf proved the existence of that trait in his personality when he stated all the battles he conquered to King Hrothgar in the time of volunteering to kill Grendel . Grendel , who is a devious murderer that has been killing innocent people in order to satisfy
Which gives the readers general idea about the story is leading to conflict. As he killed those men he is “delighted with his night’s slaughter”(40-41). Grendel, had killed Danish people to fulfill a blood lust and a deep hatred because in his situation he was alone. However, Beowulf had to lead his geats to fight with Grendel in cruel way, they were ready to take blood for blood. Grendel’s first action had lead the poem to the most important part of the story which is the
There are numerous ways to punish people who are a threat to society without executing them. No matter which way the death penalty is carried out, be it lethal injection, lethal gas, electrocution, hanging, or firing squad, the executioner is always implicated. Bryan Stevenson, a social justice activist, questions, “If it’s not right to torture someone for torture, abuse someone for abuse, rape someone for rape, then how can we think we can kill someone for killing?” (“Delaney” 1). Although executioners are permitted to kill, they are still killing another human being. They will have to live with the mental fact that they took away another person's life, when it is not necessary.