Also, the book had many interesting characters with all different stories and backgrounds to help enhance the story. Throughout the book you would be cheering for Valerie and you would never want to put the book down. The setting was well thought out because it hit hard for Valerie. One day everything was
Bluebeard snaps at his wife demanding the key, only to find that it’s been used. In fear, the young wife tries to make up a lie to scrub off the blood stain but it was too late. The man who she thought was a “civil gentlemen” was actually a beast behind his blue beard. All this time no one knew where his previous mistresses had gone and now it’s been discovered. Bluebeard was a murderer!
This shows that the villagers were nervous when the lottery began. Another quote to suggest the crowd grew nervous was when Mr. Adams was called upon, “They grinned at one another humorlessly and nervously”. She described what the characters were doing and not what their thoughts or intentions were. Shirley Jackson intensified the feeling when Tessie hysterically protested Bill’s “winning” selection, by withholding information until the last possible second, she builds the story’s suspense and creates a shocking, powerful conclusion. In conclusion, The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson builds up suspense by foreshadowing the horrible moment through the children who felt uneasy and collected rocks, creating a character that stands out from the crowd, Tessie Hutchinson, the person who saved her husband but could not save herself.
I enjoyed reading about Shirley Temple because I’ve watched a few of her movies when i was younger and I feel in love with her character. I learned that although Shirley Temple was a very good girl and everyone looked up to her, she had quite a temper and a nasty attitude at times. Her mother was fond of spanking her too. Once I was done reading the historical work, I felt that I would like to read more into Shirley Temple’s life than what was presented. I’m not sure I would like to read Kasson’s other works because they don’t seem to be interesting.
“The Giver” and “The Outsiders” are both very good novels. I chose to compare these two books because both showed a great amount of courage in the main characters. Both of these books were very interesting and I hope you enjoy reading about them as much as I loved reading them. “The Giver” by Lois Lowry and “The Outsiders” by S.E. Hinton have many similarities and many differences.
These components really do make a big difference in reading. Though most of the three elements only seem to just help readers understand novels, they still create a little excitement in readers knowing that they revealed something that normal readers probably will never notice, or as Thomas C. Foster says, “the aha factor” (81). The excitement readers get from these essential factors makes books more enjoyable and improves knowledge. Though this excitement may be small, it makes a huge difference of joy when reading
I adore the characters in the book it’s a very enjoyable book. The mystery in this book is very admiring because there are very different elements that can make it a great book. The fact that Justice Lawrence Wargrave ended up being the killer came to a surprise to me. Usually I am not one for reading but I highly enjoyed this book because the characters all had different personalities that helped support the book being such a great read. My favorite character had to have been Vera Clawthone because mostly she was the protagonist and that means that she was the main character in the story although I also liked philip lombard too.
It made for a good story but if in real life circumstances I wouldn't agree with the act of unwinding. I think the author did a good job with making it realistic but also drama filled. The more you read this story the more you got hooked to it. I would recommend this book to anyone because it makes everyone think about everything. Just the thought of being shipped off to be dismantled scares anyone.
Also when Walter Thomas says, “It’s too bad, too, cause she wuz a right pretty li’l trick when he got huh” (68), I learned that Sykes really had done a number on her physically and emotionally. That went on for a awhile and I really got the point that nobody except Bertha liked Sykes. Whether it was intended or not, I thought Bertha being described as “a hunk uh liver wid hair on it” (70) was quite funny. Later on, when Sykes gets the rattle snake, it’s clear he has crossed the line and Delia is done putting up with him. Her normal meekness towards Sykes is gone and when she said “Ah hates you, Sykes” (72) then continued to tell him how extremely much she hates him, I knew with certainty she had enough and was going to do something.
Sometimes the things that people perceive as flaws are still beautiful; and that the unique qualities that each of us possess can teach us something that we never knew before. I absolutely loved this book. The story really sucked me in, and I loved the idea of a small town with such a big secret. Kendall is a strong female character who is driven to the very end. The twist is unexpected and