This ain 't our job..."(Foreman 114). This citation comes from when Kane is desperately asking the townspeople for deputies, and this citizen is making up all kinds of excuses because the people are too self-interested and want to preserve their own lives before anything else. The various themes in these two stories are in completely different ballparks since they reveal distinct messages that don 't compare to each other. These themes are easily contrasted because The Most Dangerous Game includes morals about if hunting for pleasure is acceptable and about internal fear while High Noon includes morals about rights to kill and about citizens ' duties to society. As we uncover the themes of the two plots in The Most Dangerous Game and High Noon, it is revealed to us that these messages, although quite meaningful, are exceedingly
In “To Kill a Mockingbird” Many of the residents of Maycomb are racist, and don’t believe that blacks should have rights like any normal person. Atticus; however, stood up for a Blackman for his trail, because he believes that everyone should have the right to tell the truth and not suffer for false rumors. Knowing he would withstand judgement through the process of the trail for defending the man rightfully, he took the risk anyway. Atticus and his family had to go through the threats of the towns people, bullying, and family drama. The central main idea is, It’s not easy defending for what you believe is right.
He describes the communities that have stopped the practice of the lottery as a “pack of crazy fools” (Jackson, Literature) This is an example of how the history of a ritual can establish it as normal. To Old Man Warner, the lottery is normal and essential. History is a major key in the way today’s society functions. Without learning history and its trials and errors, we would keep repeating the same mistakes previously made. The people in the lottery found a way to feed the people of their town by the sacrifice of one life.
Each member in the town turns their back on one of their very own, as the winner becomes stoned. This short story contains numerous interesting concepts which makes the story twisted and dark, but also gives a realization of what humans are capable of doing, even in today’s society. What can be said about the human condition is our sense of keeping tradition and the fear and anxiety of giving it up. Humans refuse to give up tradition, even if one must sacrifice one of our own kind, showing the disturbing side of the human race. What I found most interesting in the short story “The Lottery” is how easily persuade humans can be, especially with a given authority figure guiding our own actions.
This is a good representation of religion in this day and age. Humans feel incomplete without having something that can have to believe. Most of everything they do is based on what they believe. The animals on Animal Farm worked very hard because they were told it would benefit them, but it actually took away their freedom. Humanity live their lives based on the things they
This statement was true until the pigs, especially Napoleon, realized they could take advantage of the other animals on the farm. Napoleon slowly started wanting everything for himself. He first had dogs to protect the farm, then they became his guard dogs. He only built a schoolhouse when his piglets were born. He wanted the best for himself and no one else.
Seeing he knew every last person in town, everything about them.” (29) Catherine shows deep care for Wallace by getting him the job and improving his productivity. Catherine sees that even though the Fosters don 't quite have the funds to support another employee. Mrs. Foster pushes for his labor owing to the fact that she enjoys him all around as a person. Catherine’s righteous soul shines through because she is doing what she deems moralistically just to uplift Wallace’s fruitless lifestyle. Mrs. Foster invests in her relationship with Wallace because she thinks it
Jem’s innocence is symbolized by the image of a “caterpillar in a cocoon,” that hasn’t been sullied by the evils of the world. However, though he overlooks the idea that prejudice could sway a man’s opinion, Jem recognizes that in the end, it is inevitable that he would realize that the folks of Maycomb weren’t always the “best folks,” or individuals of integrity and honor. The night of the trial opened Jem’s eyes to the dangerous bias that people can carry in their hearts. It is evident that without the lessons and experiences that desensitize Jem, he may never realize the flaws
This does not imply that changes do not occur, but they are more likely to occur at times when the individual is faced with conflicts, since stresses often necessitate the development of new modes of behavior in meeting one's environment.” The creation says, “ I am malicious because I am miserable” (104). The creation was made kind and compassionate; he helped a family out with chores and saved a girl from drowning. “ The feelings of kindness and gentleness, which I had entertained but a few moments before, gave to a hellish rage and gnashing of teeth. Inflamed by pain, I vowed eternal hatred and vengeance to all mankind” (101). Sure he was called
The irony of the setting and the characters’ actions enforce the situation as being a mindless ritual. Jackson focuses on irony by explicitly saying that the Hutchison’s youngest son, Dave, drew his own slip of paper which could have labeled him to be stoned to death, reiterating the normality of the situation (Wagner-Martin). The tone of “The Lottery” is also crucial because Jackson uses a technique that intensifies the message of her story by introducing the shocking elements of the story as if they were normal, even if they are not (Wagner-Martin). Additionally, Jackson uses symbolism to emphasize the theme of tradition in “The Lottery”. The first sentence of the story shows that the events occur on June twenty seventh, which is symbolic, as it alludes to the summer solstice and the ancient rituals normally performed at that time (Nebeker).