The View of Perception There are many unmistakable parallels between the two-short story’s “The Lottery” and “Barn Burning.” “The Lottery” is written by Shirley Jackson and takes place in a small town in America. The lottery is an annual ritual where all the families get together, the man of each family takes a paper with the possibility of that being marked which then means someone in the family will die. That is to say, a villager winning the lottery results in the other villagers stoning he or she to death. William Faulkner wrote the short story “Barn Burning.”
America is the universal symbol of freedom. But is it really free? America at one time was defined by freedom, however now America defines freedom. Thus, altering the definition of the term. The founding fathers of America made specific rules for us to follow to keep peace and unity in our society, but over time those rules have been tampered with.
The society we live in functions as a whole so conforming is essential in our lives as human beings. If we are scared and don't know what to do, we will often follow the steps of others so that we can be accepted and feel safe. Conformity is the result of people being pressured to fit in. There is a fine line between conforming and becoming an individual. Unfortunately, becoming an individual in certain situations can have bad consequences.
Just as we are born, our parents hope for us the best future. Sometimes we don’t end up with it and that is only because we plan our own futures. Throughout all the years, our past presidents have tried to make America a great nation.
The author’s choice of perspective is incredibly influential on the attitude of the writing in the novel. Shusterman’s choice to put “Unwind” in third person perspective, (besides thoughts which are in first person, without personal pronouns), impacts the expression and tone of the statements used throughout the novel to convey the message of value in a life. A key example of this occurs when Connor and Risa untie lev from the tree he was being held ‘hostage’ on, and he does not run away. This causes Connor to think that “Maybe he’s starting to see the sense of staying alive.” (Shusterman, 46).
Human Right: Unwind In today’s world, choices are considered a God-given right and life considered precious. Human rights are the rights inhere to all human beings. But in some places in the world, people are not so fortunate earning these basic rights.
The Declaration of Independence (US 1776) showed that all Americans deserve equal opportunities in life when it proclaimed that “all men are created equal”; however, slavery continued to exist for over 80 years. Inequality continues to haunt African Americans in the present day in numerous aspects of life, as is apparent with police brutality and higher poverty rates than their white counterparts.
Social justice is obviously a big problem in today 's society. A lot of us fail to recognize people for who they truly are and sometimes treat people that are different from us unfairly. I never understood why people treated others differently because of the color of their skin or because of who they were attracted to or because of a disability that they may have. At the end of the day we are all human beings and we are all created the same way. We should all have social equality.
My topic is the Lyndon B Johnson Civil Rights Act. I choose this topic because civil rights continue to be a relevant topic years after President Johnson signed the bill. This topic is relevant to taking a stand in history because a lot of people did not agree with Lyndon B. Johnson when he signed the bill, but he was passionate about giving black people the same rights as white people. The civil rights bill was a project years in the making, and after John F. Kennedy’s term, LBJ continued the fight for civil rights.