Hutchinson stands out. She’s one that “clean forgot what day it was” (261). In addition, she’s also the only one who complains about the picking of the lottery to be unfair, demonstrating her nonconformity. Maintaining the same objective tone from the beginning, Jackson describes what happens to the winner of the lottery: everybody throws stones. It brings about an appalling response from the audience as the whole village, including even her little Davy, gets rocked to throw at her.
After the store retaliated, she described this as, “…so then they thought they could smear me, and the best way to that was to call me a Communist” (Baker 51-52). That word dreaded in those days. The movement was taking place in the Cold war and back then to call someone a Communist was terribly offensive and meant that they would be watched for months. She was a Communist just because she was black and would not stand for the injustice done to her. Nobody should be treated that way no matter your
Her punishment is revealed at the end of the story when the climax is at its highest; the result of who won the lottery. Everyone in the Hutchinson family chose a slip of paper from the black box, they open it and see Tessie is the one with the black dot paper. This black dot indicates that Tessie is the winner of the lottery. She then claims that “It wasn’t fair!” (6) and that she shouldn’t have to be the one chosen. This shows that she is trying to change the rules to benefit herself now that she knows that she is the chosen one.
Stoll includes correspondence between Adams and his colleagues and uses contemporary’s personal accounts of Adams to highlight how others perceived him. Stoll’s utilization of a vast array of sources helps further develop Adams’s character. However, Stoll’s devotion to Samuel Adams is also noticeable in the sense that he glosses over some of Adams’s more distasteful actions and will sometimes go out of his way to show Adams in a positive light, writing long-winded paragraphs in his defense, a kindness not afforded to Adams’s opponents. Stoll consistently reminds the reader of the context behind Adam’s actions that by modern standards would be seen as religiously fanatic and often casts shadows of doubt on accusations of Adams’s role in violent situations. Stoll’s biography intends to not only educate about Samuel Adams’s life, but to remind the reader why we should not forget Adams.
Abigail believed that Proctor actually loved her and she waited every night for him. She was brainwashed to think he would leave his wife for her. The witchcraft accusation came from the beginning of the story when Abigail and the girls were dancing naked in the woods and chanting. She made false accusations that people in the village were worshipping the devil to cover what she had done. Many lives were taken but Abigail had no empathy for anyone who was hanged.
“The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson signifies a huge conflict of person vs society on how death is looked at in this society. In the story the society is holding a lottery and the winner is stoned to death and seen as a sacrifice for the whole society. In fact, the society feels no pain in administering this custom and has a very weak view on death. One way that Jackson amplifies this way the society views death is through the devastated reaction by Ms. Tessie Hutchinson that occurs when she is getting stoned by the whole village since she just won the annual lottery. The lines read, "‘It isn't fair, it isn't right,’ Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her.
After Mrs. Hutchinson is finally chosen, someone says “let’s finish quickly,” and the crowd advances on Mrs. Hutchinson, bringing a deep sense of foreboding in the reader. Mrs. Hutchinson, who was in favor of the lottery before, now begins to protest vehemently the ethicality of the practice. Everyone begins to pick up stones. Mrs. Delacroix, who minutes ago was laughing with Mrs. Hutchinson, “[selects] a stone so large she had to [use] two hands” (75). Someone even gives her little son Davy a few “pebbles with which to stone his mother (76).
SET-UP (When and Where the evidence takes place) PIECE #1 It was not until Prim’s name was drawn during the reaping that Katniss finally realized how harsh and unfair the government’s rule was over the people. During her time in the Hunger Games, she was constantly looking for ways to show the Capitol that she would not be a pawn in their hands. EVIDENCE PIECE #1 The text states, “I spread out my fingers, and the dark berries glisten in the sun. I give Peeta 's hand one last squeeze as a signal, as a good-bye, and we begin counting. "One."
She told someone she was late, and Mr. Summers said, “Thought we were going to have to get on without you, Tessie” (94). Now the whole village knows she is late, so she tried to make a joke when Bill, her husband, went up to draw. “Hutchinson.’ ‘Get up there, Bill,’ Mrs. Hutchinson said, and the people near her laughed.” This is the reason why Bill picked the paper with the black dot. Later in the story, Mrs. Hutchinson complained to Mr. Summers that didn’t give Bill enough time to pick a slip of paper that he wanted. Actually, it was her fault for rushing Bill to the square.
Also, the stories use a harsh and cruel traditions to keep people under their control and to prevent change from happening in their society. They also depict how this cruel tradition is a form of entertainment and joy. In “The Lottery” children gathered us stones and along with everyone else in the town threw rocks at Tessa who was chosen for the lottery. But in the hunger, games the game is being broadcasted all over the world as reality entrainment for people. They truly don’t see the cruelty of games enforced on the district.