The black dot in The Lottery `means death in the short story. For example, the black dot on the paper means death in the story. Whoever was the one to draw the paper with the black dot was the one to get stoned. The person who chose the paper with the black dot on it was Tessie Hutchinson, and she said, “It isn’t fair.” She thinks that Mr. Summers didn’t give her husband enough time to choose a paper and that's why their family had to choose a paper and she was the one to get the dot. Another symbol in the story is the black box which symbolizes evil, death, and oldness.
Redemption is the act of being saved from acts of evil and sin. The debate of whether human nature is redeemable or not has been one to plaque religious scholars. In Flannery O’Connor’s “A Good Man is Hard to Find”, this question continues in the interactions between the characters; the most notable being the Grandmother of a rather horrible family and the Misfit, a murderer. While on a road trip, these two characters’ paths collide and lead to a rather unfortunate end where the Grandmother and her family are killed. While many readers believe the ending creates and overall negative tone of the story, some believe that there is a hope for redemption; the story’s author O’Connor who is a devoted Catholic included.
Horrible isn't it? It makes you so vulnerable. It opens your chest and it opens up your heart and it means that someone can get inside you and mess you up.” Emily left a big legacy for all. Emily would usually say “I can believe things that are true and things that aren’t true and I can believe things where nobody knows if there true or not.” and that one saying could have changed learning for all. Shortly after, on June 18, 1947, something tragic happened, Emily and her sister Ethall where found murdered along with a case that said, “this money will be used for memorial only.” Next, the police suspected that it was a mercy killing suicide.
Many pieces written by Jackson have a small-town setting that end with horror. The short story “The lottery” is about a small village that has an annual lottery in which the winner gets stoned to death. Many of the townspeople know this is inhumane, but they choose not to speak out because their name isn’t picked. Jackson uses direct characterization to describe all the characters in the village and uses symbolism throughout the story. Not to forget about the vivid description of the setting in the beginning of the short story.
The traditions of the village blur people's perspective of what's wrong and right with the lottery they hold. The lottery is a drawing to see which person in the village will be stoned to death that year. Even though the act is horrible, and they don't know why they have this tradition anymore, the people still do it. There belief in traditions make it hard to see what is wrong with this. When Tessie Hutchinson is about to be killed in the story she starts to say how the tradition is wrong, how it was not right.
Both “The Lottery”(Shirley Jackson) and “The Giraffe”(Mauro Senesi) have characters who represent themselves as victims towards society, though in “The Lottery” the family is mistreated because of a traditional event whileas in “The Giraffe” the giraffe is victimized for being different. Within both stories the archetype of a victim is present, in “The Lottery” Tessie Hutchinson is chosen by the traditional draw to be killed. She is chosen and so she repetitively says "It isn't fair”(Jackson 6), while as her mother also said “It isn't fair, it isn't right”(Jackson 6). Likewise, in “The Giraffe” the giraffe is hurt through verbal assault and life threats which appear consistently. The police officer first threatens the giraffe by saying “If
When the story comes to its conclusion that the one selected in the lottery is going to be stoned to death, you have the questions come to mind of, why do they do this, to what end? It makes you think about how our own societies through the ages have had rituals, or rules that sometimes don't make any sense, or how people can partake in superstitious dogmatic activities that makes normal people do irrational and even
Shakespeare's Hamlet represents many mysteries of human manner of conducting oneself and much suggestion for the reader to define them. Is Hamlet doubtlessly mentally ill, and, if so, when did he mislay his mind We can point to the murder of his father and the disobedience of his mother. The same concern might be ascribe to Ophelia: her father is killed, a loved one betrays her, and her madness is sudden. Instead, we tend to see her as a victim of Hamlet's changing regard rather than a woman who thinks and chooses for herself, as Hamlet seems to choose his madness. Elaine Showalter, in her essay "Representing Ophelia" writes that Ophelia is traditionally a blank upon whom readers throughout the ages have imposed their own beliefs about women.
This story is about a grandmother who does all the wrong things and ends up getting herself and her family killed. In A Good Man is Hard to Find, we go through this adventure with a family that never truly makes their destination. The lies begin to build and the loose term of a good man gets thrown around one too many times. Does dressing like a lady and acting proper like a lady truly save your life? The grandmother’s moral code and values are skewed and largely self-concerning.
It makes the reader feel sad. For example, in act one of The Crucible Mr. Putnam states. “ ...and yet I have but one child left out of eight- and now she shrivels.”(pg.1143) This shows that the setting affects the tone because there was a high death rate of children in the 1600’s. The Putnam's children have all died except for the last child they had and she is shriveling away. And they believe that the reason they keep losing children is because someone in Salem is practicing Witchcraft and killing their kids.
The emotional pain that Juries feel after acquitting anyone who should be guilty could take a burden on one 's life. After doing research on Juror B-29, I found that her life was turned upside down because of public information, for the Juror 's life has been destroyed and caused her distress all because she was in the process of eviction, in addition to how much anger her friends feel towards her after hearing the verdict (Uwumarogie, 2013).
Who will win, what do they win? While in charge of the “lottery”, Mr. Summers doesn’t support its traditions and feels the town should end it like a few surrounding towns have recently done. To him, the black box represents death and bad traditions in the community. His community members think it 's “Bad enough to see young Joe Summers up there joking with everybody.” They fear the young people are the ones changing the traditions and ending this tradition will lead to other breakdowns in society. Mr. Summers is the one adult questioning the tradition.
All that he said is true, our incarceration system is just not working, its also putting innocent people into jail with no hope of ever getting out. Imagine the families! They would either be heartbroken that their family went to jail wrongfully or would go on the rest of their lives believing their family had done a crime and (sometimes) had paid the ultimate price, death. Some of the people who were wrongfully accused were mentioned in my essay. They were Claude Jones, Carlos de Luna, and Leo Jones.