“Explain an Idea or Theme Found in This Novel.” Midnight Star by Marie is was an absolutely beautiful conclusion to her The Young Elites trilogy. In the end of this novel, Adelina, the main character ends up trades her own life for her sister’s, and to compensate for all the hurt she caused in her world. In the end, Violetta, Adelina’s sister makes a deal with Compasia, the angel of empathy to make Adelina into a constellation. I believe that the theme of this novel is that love is the greatest gift of all, because it changed cruel Adelina’s heart at the end, it brought Violetta back to life, and kindness was returned back to Adelina. First, believe the theme of Midnight Star is love is the greatest gift if all, because it changed Adelina’s
In all books authors use figurative language to create suspense and get the reader interested. In “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson, a small village gets together on June 27th every year to do the “lottery.” Generally people think of the lottery as being a good thing. In this book, however; if you win you die. One member of each family in the village must walk up to a black box alphabetically, select a piece of paper, and return to their spots. Which every family has the piece of paper with the black dot on it must redraw from the box and who ever then gets the dot will “win” the lottery and get stoned.
Black is culturally known as a dark and evil color, the choice of using black for the box is a perfect fit for the theme of the short story, foreshadowing the coming death of the citizen. No one in the village surely knows how the lottery started, but they kept on following through with it because it is what has always been done. Another representation of symbolism would be the stones that give an access to all the citizens in the village to throw stones at the selected winner of the lottery. As the narrator observes, "Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones." (Jackson 114) in which stoning is ancient and one that costs a great deal of punishment.
The black dot in The Lottery `means death in the short story. For example, the black dot on the paper means death in the story. Whoever was the one to draw the paper with the black dot was the one to get stoned. The person who chose the paper with the black dot on it was Tessie Hutchinson, and she said, “It isn’t fair.” She thinks that Mr. Summers didn’t give her husband enough time to choose a paper and that's why their family had to choose a paper and she was the one to get the dot. Another symbol in the story is the black box which symbolizes evil, death, and oldness.
“The lottery” (1948) Analysis The short story, “The lottery” by Shirley Jackson takes place in a small village. Was conducted the lottery story in 1948. In this story, the lottery is a yearly tradition that takes place in a small American Town. Contrary to the normal lottery, in this case one person is randomly selected to be killed by stoning, something the villagers believe to be good for the village. This tradition is accepted by everyone in the village, in fact, including women and children.
Vianne and Isabelle are sisters who are both different and the same. They initially have two different personalities, but struggle with the same inner conflicts. The character of Vianne Rossignol matures from a weak, dependant wife, to a woman who risks her life to save the lives of many others. Figurative
The internal conflict that Tessie Hutchinson only worried about herself and not her family. Tessie states “there's Don and Eva, Mrs. Hutchinson yelled, make them take their chance.” This shows she didn't care what happens to other people. The short story also includes an external conflict; where old man warner brags he can survive the lottery which he did all of’em, He says “seventy-seventh year I been in the lottery, old man warner said as he went through the crowd.” This also shows that he’s capable to survive another one. You can imagine what he must go through the worry every year of not knowing if this is his last year alive. This is internal conflict (Jackson
However, women have more realistic and reachable dreams and choose their journey more carefully to get the most out of life and the road to the horizon. The author uses the motifs of the horizon and the road to demonstrate the importance and simplicity of life and to enjoy it while it lasts. To begin, the author uses the motif of the horizon to demonstrate the importance of simplicity in life. The main character Janie was able to go “to the horizon and back” (Hurston 191) because she had set realistic goals for herself. Her grandmother had always wanted her to sit up in the high chair of society because her own life had been ruined by tragedy and slavery.
Shirley Jackson wrote a shocking short story titled “The Lottery” full of drama and terrifying horror. In a small town in New England, there is a lottery that is held for every family that lives in this small town. In each of these families, there is one family member that holds the title, “head of the household.” To play the lottery, each family member with this title goes up on stage and picks out a slip of paper from the well known black box. Out of all the slips in the box, only one of those slips has a black dot in the center. The person who picks out that slip gives one of their family members a chance at winning the lottery.
They had been using that box since they started with “the lottery's” it was a tradition every time they finished with a lottery they were going to make a new box, but they never did. The black box faded and stained in some places. The black dot represents “death” when they get the black dot it means they won the lottery. “Bill Hutchinson went over to his wife and forced the slip of paper out of her hand. It had a black spot on it…” “All right, folks.” Mr. Summers said.