Mate feels betrayed, saddened, and confused because of her father cheating on her mother. She exclaims her hate for men and questions, “[...] what does love come to, anyway? Look at Papa and Mama after so many years” (Alvarez 122). Mate has the opportunity to be with Raul and Berto, but she second guesses because she does not know if love is real and lasting. She does not want to be hurt like she saw her father hurt her mother.
The Lottery In the short story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson the characters have different feelings about The Lottery.One of the characters, Tessie Hutchings feels that The Lottery is unfair. This happens when Tessie 's family is chosen and she all of a sudden thinks The Lottery is unfair. Tessie complains that Mr. Summers didn 't give her husband enough time to choose so that why her family got chosen. Some of the characters think the exact opposite they think The Lottery is fair. Mr Warner thinks the exact opposite he loves The Lottery and thinks it should continue.
The extreme tradition in Shirley Jackson's, "The Lottery," produces no positive difference, but rather only a negative difference. The traditional belief upheld by the agrarian village in Jackson's story is human sacrifice, which aims at satisfying their gods so that they may have a copious harvest. When the lottery session determined that Tessie Hutchinson won the lottery, she said in response, "it isn't fair." (Reading Literature and Writing Argument) Tessie believed prior to winning the lottery that she was going to lose; however, she became a victim of her overconfidence. I contend that Tessie believed the lottery was a fair system until she became its victim, which is probably true for all the other villagers.
The cowardice exhibited by Daisy Buchanan shows that Fitzgerald’s attitude towards Daisy getting cheated on was that it is okay because he has money and that is why she wants to stay. On one hand, the reader should notice that Daisy is getting cheated on, but does not leave Tom because he has money and she loves him. Daisy Buchanan is married to Tom Buchanan, and Tom continuously cheats on her with other women. Daisy is aware of what is happening and she has to sit there and listen to Tom tell people about it. She is being a coward by not sticking up for herself and saying something to him.
She is also upset because Walter is giving in to racial tension and calling Mr. Lindner back to negotiate taking money in exchange for not moving into the white neighborhood. Lena immediately snaps back and calls out Beneatha for not learning to care for her brother. In this scene Lena’s maternal instinct really shines through. Even though she is disappointed in Walters foolishness and lack of pride, she knows that Walter is at his lowest point and that persecution and ridicule will not help the situation in any way. She also understands that his pursuit of money wasn't for self interest but to make things better for the whole family.
What a moment." (Pg 153) I disliked the fact that Theo dissed the girl just because his friend wouldn 't like it. "He wasn 't exactly looking for a girlfriend, and besides, April would be devastated if he began chasing a flirt like Hallie." (Pg 153) I also liked that the Boone 's were intelligent enough to dance around the illegal immigrant thing, save the trial, save Roberto, and give Julio 's family a home. "He explained that his parents were offering the deal of a lifetime.
Addie only wanted to have one child which would have been Cash. However, she is unhappy about the fact that she had to have Darl too and she hates Anse for this. Jewel is not Anse’s son. Jewel’s real father is Minister Whitfield, who Addie had an affair with. She loved Jewel because it made her feel as if he was her own child while the other children belonged to Anse.
In To Kill A Mockingbird they make it a struggle for the jury to choose the right decision of who’s guilty and innocent, or the skin color in which they like or dislike. Mayella lies about Tom Robinson because of her bad decisions she’s made. A decision Mayella has made was just having Tom Robinson doing work for her. She should know better that it wouldn’t settle well with her father. After Mayella had Tom help her get rid of items, she began to like Tom.
Although Elizabeth was not the best wife at some moments, she loved her husband so much that she lied for him. When questioned by Danforth if Proctor committed lechery she said faintly “No, sir” (Miller 113). Elizabeth lies for the first time to save her husband because she is loving and cares about him. Although Elizabeth is not truthful, she protects her values by doing what she feels is right for her husband. Abigail is revengeful throughout the play at Elizabeth.
Scott Fitzgerald portrays love as essentially impracticable fancy. When Daisy’s her daughter was born, her husband Tom was nowhere to be found. The nurses handed her baby to her and she said, “ I hope she’ll be a fool—that’s the best thing a girl can be in this world, a beautiful little fool.” Daisy just like every women back then would just ignore the signs of cheating because they couldn’t do anything about it because they were defined by their husbands. Being a fool means her daughter realize that her husband is cheating. That girls should be in a stupid bliss so it wouldn’t affect them because they wouldn’t be able to do anything about it.
Traditions are meant to be symbolic, as well as, sacred and are mainly used to share significance with the past-however in this small town, it is determined otherwise. In the short story, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, it has been proven that traditions can leave one blindsided. This becomes clear when Old Man Warner thoughtlessly and mindlessly disagrees to the idea of quitting the dreadful lottery; When Tessie and Bill willingly wish to place their daughter and son-in-law in the lottery- knowing that if they had been put in the lottery, one of them would have stoned; and; When Tessie was chosen to be stoned, she suddenly became a victim and everyone (including her kids, husband and friends) was against
He also thought she was a good wife because she also gave him a child that he could pass all of his possessions to. However, after he finds out that his wife was cheating on him his attitude turns to be a horrible attitude towards her because she committed this crime and she could have ignored Eratosthenes and denied his ways, but she did not do that.
However at the end it’s clear that the reader’s reaction can change when she has the conversation with the Misfit, she repeatedly says “I know you’re a good man...You wouldn’t shoot a lady”(14-15), because the reader know thinks that she really is selfish but she’s also ignorant and petty. The only reason that the grandmother is saying positive things about the misfit is because her life is at risk and the second part of the quote shows that she cares about herself and doesn 't ask if he would kill all the family. It shows all her pettiness making the reader think “No wonder why June Star wants her dead”. This is the grandmother’s characteristics of being selfish, ignorant, petty and etc but underneath all the evil that the grandmother has there can be some good things in her just like the
“The Lottery” employs contrast to effectively deliver the story’s theme while encouraging the reader to question what is acceptable and what is not in one 's own culture. Tessie changed her attitude after the lottery was drawn compared to before the lottery. Tessie was excited and joyful before the lottery because she didn 't care what was going to happen to other so she was all in favour of it, but as soon as her family was drawn she started complaining “it wasn 't fair”(232) and “it isn 't right”(234) as she was being stoned to