Back to the concept of the coin toss-- she is technically given a chance to avoid death, but in reality her death is inevitable, as the rules of violence make her responsible for what her husband, Llewelyn Moss, did not do. This is important for the readers to consider as they forge their own morality- the readers must recognize that it is not them, but rather their circumstances that carve their own morality and ethics. From the perspective of morality, Chigurh is viewed as a ruthless, serial killer, but through the use of futile violence, it can be argued that he
He mention that, “There’s always been a lottery” (p.22, lines 262-263). Also, to pick the person who “wins” the the black box is as old as the village and Mr. Summers who's in charge of the lottery wants to make a new one but the town disagrees because, “no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box” (p.16, lines 75-78). These two quotes prove that they keep following the tradition to not disrupt the many years of the lottery that have been going one.
They can’t sabotage the whole town so they end up walking away and leaving the town. These people aren 't much better than the ones who stay. If they know the cruelty of what is going on then why won’t they do something about it, rather than just leaving (Le Guin 4)? That doesn 't solve anything. In both towns you have this problem; People feeding off of another person’s suffering.
And everyone still harbors a memory of childhood innocence, no matter how many layers get wrapped around it. Humanity is Innocent.” the author is showing the simple fact that scythes are people chosen to kill innocent people by a random method chosen by the ruler of the scythes. This craft mood is when an outside force affects the storyline in a important way . This evidence helps to show the craft mood because it is an outside force that is the main problem in this dystopian novel that the main character is trying to solve/achieve. The author uses this craft move too help support the showing of a theme that wherever you are no matter how bad you have been in the past you are going to eventually be killed by a scythe because death is always lurking in your mind both literally and mentally.
Even after a long day in the sun, O-lan “would have no one with her when the hour [to bear her child] came” (33). Many females coincide with the reputation of weakness, but O-lan shows no sign, even in the midst of childbirth. Similarly, she perseveres numerous times, through a “man’s work” in the field, illustrating her mental and physical strength. While considering China’s deprecation of women, O-lan assuredly frustrates an adamant supporter of such
She said “I would go down the hill to the spring to be quiet and hate them” so it's proven she actually doesn't like her family and the only reason she still stays with them is because she thinks it's a part of being a wife. When she said that i was shocked she said it point blank she wants to get away from them and hate them. Thats crazy to think that a mother would think that about her children but it's understandable considering the circumstances and what she's gone through. But as a mother and a wife it's kind of your job to put up with your kids and husband it's not like you can just quit being a wife and a mother they need you and you can't show them your weak because then they won't make it out in the real world. It's bad that it's gotten to this with addie but it's all on her it's all her decision to give up on her kids and not only will she suffer her kids will
In "The Lottery", nobody in the village possesses the skills required to lead each other, and thus relies on a luck based "lottery" to decide who shall be killed. However, in "Desiree's Baby", Armand is able to use his intellect and opinions to reach a conclusion that will benefit himself, which was to exile Desiree to prevent her from soiling his family reputation and therefore his entire life. Nonetheless, while themes of survival are heavily displayed in both of the stories, themes of tradition are equally expressed as well. In both "Desiree's Baby" and "The Lottery", the message of how society is unable to willingly change their traditions and beliefs is conveyed through the multiple underlying elements of story. While each story possesses a few similarities, the contrasting story elements each author uses creates significant
In the story it also states on page 246 that, “Used to be saying about ‘Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon.” This portrays that the lottery is not only the tradition to the community but also a belief. They believe that without the lottery, they will be eating stewed chickweed and acorns. The old man warner fears that if they stop holding the ritual of the lottery, they will return to the primitive times.
They think the lottery is a rigged program that shouldn't exist just because they have to die now. Before they were picked they saw the lottery as a just system that makes the person pay their dues to the town. When Mrs. Hutchinson was picked she yelled “It isn't fair, it isn't right”. (23) When the chosen person is about to lose their life they feel sad and fear. But before being chosen they a compassionless.
If you were a victim during a riot occurring would you want to give revenge? Would you have done something about it? Honestly, revenge is not a good thing to do, it will only provoke worse things on occurring in the way. But also revenge is not a bad thing to do because that person wants justice into what had happened, they want equality; therefore there is no right or wrong answer. The ideas in the reading “The forgotten victim from Florence and Normandie” by Steve Lopez are agreeable.
“The Lottery,” a short story by Shirley Jackson, is about a woman who has been selected for sacrifice by a lottery drawing. Tessie Hutchinson, and the rest of her town, are unfeeling about how the annual sacrifice affects the selected. However, they carry on with their tradition year after year, with no intent to make changes to meet modern day morals and needs. “The Lottery” is about blindly following tradition, the awareness of how cruel a practice sacrificing is, and how one’s mindset can change when they are the chosen one. (1) When one blindly follows tradition, they become unmindful.