Usually there’s a winner in a lottery, but not in Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”. This story intrigued me by it's suspenseful nature and it's chaotic events. In small town America, they come together once a year to perform an annual tradition. Mrs. Jackson demonstrates literary devices such as foreshadowing, mood, and conflict in “The Lottery”. Foreshadowing is used quite a few times in “The Lottery”.
Traditions are prevalent, particularly in small towns, like the one in the story, as a way to link families to past generations. The lottery that is held each year concludes with the villagers taking part in a vicious murder. The villagers are not fully aware of the reasons behind the lottery only that it is tradition and it has been taking place for many years. This shows the reality and consequences that come with thoughtlessly following such a bizarre
In Modern day life you could be applying for some sort of job and you don’t have the background on the job, leaving him clueless on how to prepare. When you’re reading of this adventure you could grab a life lesson about how you should always be prepared for the worst. In conclusion, Odyssey went through many adventures and with some he could have learned a lesson, leaving him more prepared if the situation were to happen again. In these three adventures of the many, Odyssey was just trying to get home after the win at troy. Odyssey’s total years spent away before he even got home was ten years.
Floyd used to work at the Clutter’s farm and as he was telling Dick what kind of jobs he had, he told Dick how wealthy the Clutters are. Dick had told Floyd about that plan of robbery and killing all the witnesses in the Clutter’s house but Floyd thought that was just a lie. Yet, it actually happened. That small talk from Floyd eventually caused 4 people’s death. The death ended all the future dreams that were planned with Nancy and her friend, Susan.
The author Shirley Jackson wrote “The Lottery;” a village conducts an inhumane lottery to pick out one individual. The quote unquote “winner,” in this case, Mrs. “Tessie” Hutchinson, gets stoned heartlessly to death by all the 300 villagers, including her kin. This lottery began as a ceremony long ago to choose a villager to be sacrificed to Earth in exchange for a large harvest. Now, it became an annual tradition, a tradition that is too deep to be changed. According to the most elderly man in the village, “Old Man Warner:” “‘Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon.’” (p.22 l.260-261) The first villagers created the lottery to acquire a heavy harvest.
At eleven at night the jury verdict Tom as guilty, later Jems ideas of how decent the people of maycomb have been thrown away while Bob Ewell is out to get revenge on Atticus. Everyone except Atticus is worried about what Bob Ewell will do, While trying to figure out what will happen to Tom Robinson. But shortly after Tom's imprisonment he tried to escape and was shot seventeen times and it is time to tell the news of his death to his family. The summer is ending and the news of Tom's death is everywhere, while the widow had fallen in front of Atticus when the news struck, Bob Ewell could only make jokes of this
Rita and Keiji fought each other to see who would get out of the loops. “A hole gaped in Rita’s jacket… her battle axe trembled...the bullet toy rolled out of her hands,” Rita sacrificed herself so that Keiji could live. Rita never knew him for more than 24 hours, but Keiji felt like she knew her his whole life. “A small blue-green colony of mold floated on the coffee and as the bullet rolled in my hand, I pressed the cup to my lips and drank.” Throughout the whole book the only things that have changed are Rita and Keiji, yet somehow a lot more feels different. Keiji lost the best friend he never had, and only has a mug of coffee and a bullet to remember her by.
So I can relate to Sergei’s experience just being nice to someone and helping them out. The story “ The Lottery is about a small village that has a lottery once a year. Everyone thinks they might get picked to win money. But in reality someone gets picked to get stones thrown at them until they die. The reason they have the lottery is that the people think if someone dies once a year they will have one less mouth to feed so that would mean more food.
The story of The Lottery instantly reminded me of The Hunger Games as well. There are some very visible parallels between The Lottery and the reaping ceremonies of The Hunger Games. In both cases innocent people are selected at random to be killed and there 's nothing that can be done about it. Very similarly, each year people gather in their town square to meet their fates. We don 't know when the tradition of the lottery started and it 's impossible to know when it will end.
This is an interesting story of how the whole town would get together for “the lottery” each year and the families would come out and pick numbers till everyone in the whole town got their number and it goes on and we did not know till the very last second whoever “won” the lottery was stoned to death and then the rest of town went back onto their own lives till the next year. Many explications for this story but, one to be focused on is the deception throughout the whole story. There many ways to explain this idea even though it was a short story. You would assume it would be a nice, calm and happy story since it started out with “the morning was clear and sunny, with fresh warmth of a full summer day;” (373) how could a person possibly think