This shows that the villagers are resistant to change. They don 't want to make a new box out of fear of losing their tradition. They do this because their ancestors are doing it and now, they are doing it, although they don 't realize that what they are doing is murder, so they are blind to the fact. A lesson that can also be taken
He doesn't want to ruin his reputation so he says " I am certain there be no element of witchcraft here. " Even though he knows that he's lying to protect his name and his position. By using the rhetoric logos, Reverend Parris is able to persuade the audience by using reason. Paris tells the town people that he is sure it's not witchcraft which has made his daughter sick.
For example, in the song, “At The Ballet”, after the chorus, it would get quiet and the lights would focus on the characters singing, and the song would turn from a happy song to a sad song, where the characters started talking about hardships. Then, when they focused on the ballet, their happy place, the lights would turn from blue to yellow again and light up the stage again. This gave tone to the songs and made them more interesting. Also, in the song, “The Music and the Mirror”, they use lighting to show Cassie’s sadness and desire to just be a dancer. The lighting and the music help tell how characters feel throughout the
Similarly, Disney’s Cinderella presents a cruel and ambitious stepmother who attempts to arrange marriages for her ugly, foolish, and somewhat comical daughters. In the film, we see their miserable attempt to sing opera, (supposedly in order to appear more feminine) as the mother proudly oversees. In one of the last scenes, she desperately urges them to make the glass slipper fit, and while she doesn’t downright tell them to cut off their toes or heels as in the original (Grimm 119), the comic scene in itself seems to have a subtle layer of tragedy. While these examples prove that female ugliness in fairy tales and their adaptations corresponds to wickedness, and the latter is equivalent to ill-temper, the question of female independence still
Jackson gives an impression that the shabby, black box is a personal and constant reminder to the people so that they must remain faithful to the tradition of their forefathers and never ponder on the notion that those customs might be wrong or immoral. In addition, the villagers’ behavior towards the box embodies their assessment on the entire system of the lottery. They seem to be frightened by the lottery and the box, but they are even more petrified to alter or doubt one or the other. Pressures, traditions and longstanding beliefs may potentially guide that society to an extensive ignorance and sanctioned malevolence that is directly strengthened by
George wants what is best for Lennie, as he made a promise to Lennie’s aunt that he would always take care of him. He did not want Lennie to go as a result of being shot by these other farmhands. George finds him first, and lets him go peacefully, killing him instantly while they were talking about happy memories they had together. *George’s actions and character establish equilibrium in the relationship between him and Lennie. He vowed to take in and watch over Lennie once his Aunt Clara died.
The word “ballet” brings to mind words such as “grace” or “beauty” when heard by many people. The definition itself states that it is a form of dance that uses precise steps and light, graceful motions. This definition was in the minds of those who attended the Théâtre des Champs-Élysèes in May 1913, but rather they were greeted with the complete opposite. When Igor Stravinsky’s ballet Rite of Spring opened, the audience was greeted with swift, chaotic music that quickly became a whirlwind of sound. The music softened and the curtains opened to a primitive dance, causing mass hysteria throughout the theatre.
Holden tries to prevent the inevitable, but one must move on with their life, and that is, contributed to the loss of innocence. His hat keeps him safe from the societal horrors that steal one's innocence. So when he has finally comes to grips with the fact that he must become older, and make grown up decisions, he gives his hat to Phoebe when, she takes it out of his pocket and offers it to him, since it was raining, but he says “You can wear it awhile” (Salinger 233), he does this because he wants to protect her now and stop running away from his
Darry has always tried to keep Ponyboy out of trouble and focus on school. For example, “Ponyboy curtis, put out that cigarette!” This shows that Darry cares for his health and well being. This also shows that Darry tries to keep him out of trouble and away from drugs like cigarettes. Unlike if he is in the system they may not care what he does and he could end up with some serious sickness and then who would care for him?
In her story "The Lottery", Shirley Jackson implies the negative consequences of blindly following tradition through the acceptance, by the villagers, of the tradition of the lottery. Jackson suggests that the people of the village are afraid to give up the little tradition they have, even if it is not good. Every year after the lottery, the conductor of the lottery, Mr. Summers suggests that they should build a new box but, “No one [likes] to upset even as much tradition as [is] represented by the box.” (Jackson, 1). The black box symbolizes ritual and tradition.
In addition, Old Man Warner’s age is influential on making the ritual hold up to the test of time as he is the oldest member of the town and warns, “‘Nothing but trouble in that [discarding the lottery],’... (Jackson 130). His credibility of being the oldest member of the city adds greater gravity to his warning of getting rid of the lottery as the rest look to him as the one with most understanding of the custom. However, reasons for Old Man Warner to protect the tradition is because of its age old existence and his desire to continue it out of selfishness. While this proposal moves towards an abstract understanding of the work, Old Man Warner most likely wishes for others to suffer the same way he has.
The novella Anthem has people being scared to fall out of line with society, therefore Equality is required to live in groups with his brothers and is not allowed to have he option to marry or to love someone. Following yourself is important in today’s envronment because you are taught to be yourself and not someone who you’re
As Jonas realizes this, he wants to fix the problem. He leaves the community and discovers his power to take risks, and learns that sharing memories with others can help overcome the bad and knows deeply in his heart that love and family is the most important thing. In Jonas’ community no one takes risks, but in the book Jonas starts to take risks to help fix the utopia he lives in. For example, when Jonas is comforting Gabe, he gives Gabe a memory “He was not aware of giving the memory; but suddenly he realized that it was becoming dimmer.
The fact that George had tried to help him with everything and was almost like a parent keeping things for him and making sure that had something to eat and making sure he had work shows that he was trying to help him, but in the long run he knew Lennie would never get better. ”I think I knowed from the very first. I think I knowed we’d never do her. He usta like to hear about it so much I got to thinking maybe we would’’(steinbeck 44). This shows George wanted a better life for him and Lennie, but deep down he knew Lennies limitations and accepted that the dream was never meant to be and took it upon himself to end
(Conclusion) “The Lottery” is about how a town’s citizens are scared of upbringing change because they do not want to alter their custom. The townspeople do not realize that they must fight and change their tradition, or it will continue forever. The lottery may have been much more needed in the past rather than in present day, but the people continue to conduct it because they are fearful of an amendment to such a close part of their lives. Practicing traditional ceremonies is an essential part of life, but accepting change is imperative to ensure that development is