Capote’s purpose in writing In Cold Blood changes as the story progresses. It starts with how someone’s carelessness can ruin an entire family and the whole village can be influenced by it. Earlier in the book, the Clutter family is, except two older sisters, killed by two murderers, Dick and Perry. Later, the motive of the murder is found as it is carelessness from Floyd who was Dick’s cellmate years ago. Floyd used to work at the Clutter’s farm and as he was telling Dick what kind of jobs he had, he told Dick how wealthy the Clutters are.
Some people think if you win a lottery you win a prize like money or a new car but not in this story if you win the lottery you win death. Mr. Summers and Mr.Graves conduct the lottery and with them they had a black box with the papers the people of the town well pick out and one of them had the black dot and at the end of the lottery if you have that black dot you get stoned. The poem “First they came’ was a poem of a guy who survived the impossible. He use to be a Hitler supporter but he eventually opposed the Nazi because they put him in a execution camp. He was there for eight years and he narrowly escaped execution but after he was out he was plagued with regret..
Scout had a baton that she was spinning on the way home; Jem takes the Baton and hits it against Mrs. Dubose flowers. She has already known that Jem had ruined her flowers, so she talked to Atticus about it. Jem did this because of all the rude comments Mrs. Dubose said about him and his family “your fathers no better than the niggers and trash he works for!” (Chapter 11.page 135. Last sentence). Jem’s consequences were for him to read to Mrs. Dubose for two straight hours after school every day until she died.
The man who hold the slip with a black dot will then have his whole family draw, once again the family member who get the black slip is the “chosen one”. This person meets a very unpleasant fate, as they are stoned to death by the community and their own family. Once again, all for the purpose have having a healthy crop yield. That about summarizes the ritual, what will continue will be a count of my own experiences and reactions if I were a part of this lottery. At the start of the day, I’d be very scared.
Both of these plays focus much of the father son relationship around death. In Death of a Salesman the thing that brings Biff to have an epiphany and want to try and please his dad is when his mother Linda tells him about when his dad tried to kill himself using the tube, learning that his father has tried to kill himself many times before. In Hamlet there is death all over the place but there’s one death that makes the play what it is. That is the poisoning of Hamlet, it is what starts off the story, and the reason the that this father son relationship is brought out to light. Death changed both of the sons, in a way to please their
Foreshadowing is used quite a few times in “The Lottery”. One of the first examples of foreshadowing is when the children come out of school and start collecting stones and piling them up. Those stones would later on be used to stone Tessie to death. Another example of foreshadowing is when she told us that the men that were gathered were just smiling at jokes instead of laughing. That tells us that
On January 30th, 1835, Andrew Jackson was nearly assassinated. In the weeks preceding the assassination attempt on President Andrew Jackson, Lawrence began stalking Andrew Jackson's movements. People later said that Richard Lawrence was seen sitting in his paint shop talking to himself about Andrew Jackson. On January 30, 1835, the day of the failed assassination, Richard Lawrence was seen by citizens sitting in his paint shop with a book in his hand, in doing this, he was laughing. Richard Lawrence got up all of a sudden and left the shop with a smile while saying the words, "I'll be damned if I don't do it.” On January 30, Andrew Jackson was at the funeral of the congressman of South Carolina, Warren R. Davis, at the United States Capitol building.
He eventually tricks the enemy sniper and kills him, then he finds out that the enemy sniper was his brother. In “The Lottery”, by Shirley Jackson, a small town has an annual lottery, and the winner is stoned to death. The one thing that both of these stories have in common is that the main theme is that it is dangerous to blindly follow people. Blindly following people can negatively change communities. An example of this is from “The
He told me about the three Baudelaire orphans, Violet, Klaus, and Sunny, how their parents were killed in a misfortunate house fire, and how Count Olaf was trying his hardest to steal the Baudelaire fortune from the children. This story of agony and misery sounded so very appealing to my eight year old self, maybe because it was Jordan telling me about it. He sold this depressing series to me, and the next week I started reading The Bad
As mentioned in the story Old Man Warren remarks, “There’s always been a lottery”(Jackson4), interpreting that it should be kept that way just because it has for years, without seeing how cruel every person attending the lottery are being. The prize of the lottery is an example of situational irony. Situational irony is when the readers have an idea of what will happen, but instead it turns out to be the total opposite. The readers expected a positive outcome, but the prize ended up being unbelievable; The winner of the lottery dies. The idea that a small town would make such an event an annual tradition shows the depths to which superstition takes humanity.