The Rhetorical Analysis of – Why We Keep Playing the Lottery Consciously and constructively sensitizing the public of the need to understand the game of playing the lottery, Adam Piore, a freelance journalist with main focus on international business and travel, wrote an article titled “Why We Keep Playing the Lottery”. He wrote to make his audience understand the tricks in playing the lottery, and also to understand that the American Government extorts money from the poor community through the sale of lottery tickets. While analyzing the impact of playing the lottery on the American population, the author uses inoffensive word choices to explain the fundamental facts of playing the lottery. His main argument is that people are tricked into playing the lottery by good marketing schemes, positive re-enforcement, and by substituting logic with fantasy. He effectively convinces his audience of his argument through the use of statistics, references
She was always the sister who pointed out flaws if something didn’t seem right. She also influenced most of the sisters to be more confident and independent than social norms of that time. If she ceased to exist, the thought of creating some sort of revolutionary group would have never crossed any of the other sisters mind. Each sister had something holding them back. For Dede it was her family, and for Patria it was her religion.
And the sisters arguably did little to impact Trujillo’s reign and his assassination several months after their deaths. Indeed, it was not justified for the Mirabal sisters to make the significant sacrifices they made. The payoffs, if there were any, did not come close to compensating for the pain and suffering they brought upon themselves and their families along with their ultimate deaths. Two of the unnecessary hardships they endured before their pointless deaths, among numerous others, were Minerva giving up her child in order to join the revolution and
Another example of Daisy’s carelessness is when Gatsby, a man she says she loved, dies, and she does not attend his funeral or show any signs of grief. In essence, she cares so little about anything that she shows no feelings about the fact a person she loved getting murdered. Her gets perfectly stated by Nick: “They were careless people, Tom and Daisy—they smashed up things and creatures and then retreated back into their money or their vast carelessness or whatever it was that kept them together, and let other people clean up the mess they had made” (Fitzgerald 179). Daisy feels like that because she has so much money and is part of old money, no action can impact her. No matter what bad deed she does, people will fix it for her and she will face no
Petra used her thought-shaper powers rally others to rescue her. “Petra’s call came as suddenly and unexpectedly as before. Though it did not have the violent, compulsive panic which it had carried last time, it was intense…” (Wyndham 105) It is evident within this quote that Petra, even as young as her, is still able to persuade others to come for her. Without others coming for her, the thought-shaper’s may have left a valuable asset to their society. It seems as though important, known people hold the power of authority, but that simply is not the case.
She’s a significant character because she gave Edna motivation to also have a life of her own. Without her Mademoiselle Reisz might not have rebelled against society and do what she wished. Its takes a lot of motivation to break through society’s expectations, and Mademoiselle is the little boost Edna needs to live her own
Everything is precious during the competition. Competitor from other territory knows that too, so everyone who survive in the battle will try their best to get the rescue goods. However, to rescue her only companion Peta, Katniss still try to get a bundle for him although Peta ask him to stay and she knows how hard this challenge will be. That's really brave for a girl; this typical episode in the movie will surely be enough to tell everyone how brave this girl
Jennifer- the main character in this story and the narrator of this story. A nice teenage girl but not many people notice her, just like she was invaisable. Until the day she met Dan.... Dan- Jennifer's partner, pretty popular but not super popular in Alhambra High. He looks like that he was a bad boy, but he actElually is the nicest boy you can ever met.... Maria- one of the popular girl in the Alhambra High. Because if her beauty, every boy except Dan like her.
Ismene and Dede are very similar and both have similar goals in mind, however the final outcome of their actions determines who more effectively achieves their goal. The fact that Ismene completely exits the play and Antigone's life while Dede becomes an influential figure, represents how Dede is more successful. Dede’s contribution to her sister’s reputations and stories, represent a great success for her, especially since she did not contribute to the revolution during the time her sisters were alive. If Dede decided to completely leave the life and revolution of her sisters, she would have become an irrelevant character, like Ismene. Instead Dede proudly dedicated a museum and statue to her sisters.
The American Dream is the ideal that everyone gets an opportunity to live their best if they try hard enough, but the author uses minor characters to show that during the Great Depression, if you were different, you would never be able to have your own American Dream. Characters like Curley's wife, who was under the possession of her husband because of her gender, Crooks, who was discriminated and left out of the society and the workgroup because of the colour of his skin, and Candy, who was a disabled individual without anyone to take care of him, prove that not everyone has the same opportunities to achieve their best and make their dreams a