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.
and "Glad to see your mother's got a man to do it.” The foreshadowing in the second example, provides the reader with incite that Mr. Watson is no longer present, due to his son assuming his role in the drawing. The son displays signs of nervousness and cowardice also can indicate that he is fearful of the outcome. The reader can draw a conclusion that Mr. Watson could possibly be the casualty in last year’s lottery. Two samples of foreshadowing in Shirley Jackson’s book “ The Lottery”, both in which provide factual evidence are the children collecting stones without mention of their purpose and Mr. Watson’s son acquiring his father’s position of the drawing due to his absenteeism. Both instances foreshadow the overall fate of the villagers who draw the marked card during “The
One of the most prominent aspects of irony in both is that both Tessie and Katniss seem to be making fun of their society in a way. Tessie cheers out for her husband when he goes forward to draw the slip of paper for his family. According to Zhu Yuhan “When the result of the lottery is announced, her earlier easiness and peacefulness passes away” (“Ironies in The Lottery”). Tessie is fine with making a small commotion upon her arrival and when the mood is light, but when her husband reveals he has the chosen slip of paper she loses it. She throws a fit and tries to refuse it and blame others.
In “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson uses foreshadowing when the children are collecting stones from the river and putting them into piles. It hints that something bad is going to happen because it is unusual for boys to be grabbing stones and randomly put them into a pile. For example, while the towns people were getting ready for the lottery the narrator states, “Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones, and the other boys soon followed his example,selecting the smoothest and roundest stones; Bobby and Harry Jones and Dickie Delacroix, eventually made a great pile of stones in one corner of the square and guarded it against the raids of the other boys.” (Jackson). This quotation shows that the boys in the village are finding the smoothest and roundest stones and putting them into a big pile. But the reason is still
One day on the Arroyo, they found a grinding ball. It was round, heavy, perfect. They couldn’t take it home. So they buried and hid it so their mother would not throw it away, but the next day they couldn’t find it. This causes them to grow and understand that they are growing up and that they must continue with their lives.
The essay Power of the Playground explains the effectiveness of recess and physical activity in the lives of children during their hours of school. An issue addressed in the essay is that recess is not always a fun experience due to bullying and other factors. The author, David Bornstein, introduces the audience to a new program called “Playworks”. The essay describes how this program helps improve recess for all children. Recess plays an important role in the lives of children, and Bornstein uses statistics and real life examples to inform the audience that the Playworks program provides a positive recess experience for all children.
Every character takes the opportunity to not be lonely even if they know that they're going to get hurt. Everyone is equal boy are girl, black are white, handicap are not so we should be treated as so. Curly's wife has many reasons for being lonely. Her main reason is because her husband doesn't allow her to be social. And because everyone thinks that she is a tart because she dresses as an actress which they find slutty and she always winks and flirts with everyone.
In this book, Gerald gets abused by his drunk father. He wants to get rid of him, but Monique, the mother is very loyal to Jordan and defends him. This makes Gerald’s life miserable, and the only thing that brings a smile to his face is his step-sister, Angel, whom he possessively cares for. Therefore, referring to some parts, and experience as a person, I can state that loyalty doesn’t always go both ways. Many people do not care if loyalty doesn’t return to them.
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.
Willie's first affair happens not to long after he gets into his position as Governor, and it is with his secretary Sadie. When this happens Sadie is very happy, but ends up feeling cheated by the other girls that Willie is with and how they get favors by Willie, through his governor status, because she had wasn’t getting the same treatment. She says that Willie is “two timing (her)”(Warren 343) and this is ironic as Stark’s wife is the one who is being two timed by these corrupt politicians. Willie wants to feel loved because his career has taken his wife's love away from him, so he is willing to commit adultery in order to get that pleasure. Willie’s affairs are well known like his other corrupt dealings, but he is getting results so people choose to ignore it.
Although she thinks of herself as a refined, conscientious woman who is a good judge of character, her family sees her as she really is: easily offended, manipulative, dishonest and at loath to admit fault. In the beginning of the story, she tries to scare her family into staying away from Florida by talking about The Misfit. Her idea doesn’t work because her son and daughter-in-law are already very familiar with her manipulative ways of persuasion and just ignore her. She takes offense when her grandchildren don’t act “respectful of their native states” (35) or when June Star insults Red Sammy’s wife. In other words, when the children act like children.
Although, most of the town was scared, there were the little boys who were excited to throw stones and had them stocked up. Jackson makes the youth represent a carefree life. The girls end up being too busy looking for guys to be scared of the black box. They were taught this day, as tradition and that they cannot break tradition. Jackson made the reader want to continue to find out why June 27 was so important.
Jean, I agree with your response and I aslo think Curley 's wife is very flirtatious around other men because her husband doesn 't give her attention. Curley 's wife can behave carelessly because there 's no other female around, she feels lonely and has no one to talk to. A good example of this situation can be on page 78 when Curley 's wife was talking about her violent husband. Caroline, I agree with your response. Back then there was racial inequality.
Throughout Sophocles’ tragic play, Antigone, main characters King Kreon and Antigone dramatically argue without compromise over the burial of recently deceased brother of Antigone, Polyneices. Antigone, while attempting to mourn for her family, symbolically buries Polyneices, going against the King’s decree (93-100). Out of anger, and an effort to establish his power, Kreon sentences her to an undeserving death just because she decided to respect her kin (441-496). In this case, I sympathize with Antigone more than Kreon because she peacefully acts on her beliefs knowing the consequences at stake. It takes a lot to stand up for what you believe in, especially knowing that the outcome will not bode well for you.
I’ve seen him when - what else do they want from him, Maudie, what else … They’re perfectly willing to let him do what they’re too afraid to do themselves - it might lose ‘em a nickel.. They’re perfectly willing to let him wreck his health doing what they’re afraid to do, they’re -’” (page 316) In this quote, Aunt Alexandra is complaining to Miss Maudie how unfair it is that the townspeople are making Atticus do things that they don’t want to do. It’s like the townspeople would rather risk others’ lives rather than risking their own. The Aunt Alexandra speaking in the quote is her true self, the