The human condition calls for a moral code, or at least something for people to live by. Everyone in the town has been raised to believe the lottery is system where a person gets what they deserve and that is what they live by. To make the day a better day, the people have fun and dance because they don't know if that will be their last day. Since this town has been doing the lottery for over 77 years no one asks
If anyone was slightly enthusiastic about the lottery it would be Old Man Warner. He is yelling at the younger people of the village for wanting to quit the lottery. Also when the villagers tell Old Man Henry that other places have already quit lotteries he thinks it's a bad idea and is trouble. No one can blame the villagers for not being enthusiastic about the daunting lottery. Most members of the village are reluctant to participate in the lottery.
Some people do not look to benefit others; they only want to benefit themselves. Edwards states that most men are held over hell, this emphasizes how these people will do deeds just to satisfy God or get a reward. Most selfish people are not trying to make an impact, they only fear what will happen if they do no good for God. Whereas, there is an exception, other people such as volunteer workers state that they volunteer to fill the desire to help others (Cool). Not all people fear consequences, they only push forward to want to do better to help the world they live in.
In the village where the story takes place, the lottery has been a tradition for over seven decades. This is what the black box represents, and this is why the villagers didn’t want a new box. “Mr. Summers spoke frequently to the villagers about making a new box, but no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box” (93). Mr. Summers wants to make a new box because he wasn’t used to the tradition of the lottery, although he is the director of it.
(AGG) "Once you need less, you have more"- Anonymous (Quotes Native); Materialism takes over people 's lives and makes them want more, but this doesn 't necessarily mean that they are happy with more material. (BS-1) Materialism can be seen through interactions between characters and have become a part of everyday life. (BS-2) Materialism is also a major part of society itself, the people in power want others to have material. (BS-3) When people get away from material, they find happiness, which is what materialistic people have been looking for all along; but they are looking in the wrong place. (TS) In the novel “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury, materialism is a prominent theme showcased through many characters, and it has been proven
Jonas now realizes that love is a feeling that is good, but no one else could feel it in his society. Jonas did not like that he had to keep this to himself because everyone else in the community would enjoy it. Although when Jonas was given the memory of death, he did not feel good. Jonas did not like the memory and was glad he didn 't have to share it with anyone else. Even though there were some bad memories, Jonas still wanted to share the good ones with the
Reputation effects Parris because, he doesn 't want to go against the bible and be accused of working with the devil. Lasly a good name affects Judge Danforth 's decisions because he sees that later he has killed innocent people, but does not want to come forward because he 's killed to many innocents and people will look at him different. John Proctor is a model citizen. A Lot of people have
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.
“When you judge others , you do not define them: you define yourself” - Earl Nightingale. In a society where people are still judging other people to try to make them look good is a low blow, you know you will not be able to judge them on their actions but on something they were born with, the color of their skin or the way the look. This is why discrimination happens everyday, bigots must have a scapegoat to blow all the stress they have. But in reality they are not defining the other person because those are petty words but the bigots actions while insulting the poor man will define the bigot . Once people have learned on how to blow all the stress they have, we can almost act as one.
Isolation can cause problems like depression, anxiety, and low self esteem and that is why it's such a serious issue because it can hurt people or make people hurt themselves. Gatsby’s isolation from society ultimately gets him killed. Anyone’s isolation from the town doesn’t seem so personal because he is happy with Noone but the message of the poem seems personal. The fact that Anyone is isolated but doesn’t let it bother him represents who the author wants to be. The author cares and feels isolated and it bothers him but he wishes it didn't.