The participants of the lottery were familiar with one another either as neighbors or family and yet readily turned on one another in adherence to the lottery rite. This is counter to what makes a community binding and strong. That friends turn against friends, neighbors turn against neighbors is exemplified when Mrs. Hutchinson and Mrs. Delacroix “both laughed softly” (Jackson 141). The two women are familiar with one another and share a laugh when Mrs. Hutchinson arrives to attend the lottery event revealing how wicked human nature can be, as Mrs. Delacroix readily turns on Mrs. Hutchinson. The ability to have a friend, yet turn on that person so readily is a gauge of how emotionally removed the participants are from one another; however, it is especially conspicuous when Bill Hutchinson, Mrs. Hutchinson’s husband “forced the slip of paper out of her hand” (Jackson 144).
The Lottery In the short story “The Lottery”by Shirley Jackson, the characters of the story all have mixed emotions about this lottery. The character, Tessie Hutchinson, her emotions about this lottery is that she thinks it is unfair. Mrs. Hutchinson thinks the lottery is unfair because they didn't give her family enough time to pick a slip. But i think it was fair because everyone takes their own time. All Mrs.Hutchinson was doing was trying to protect her husband from getting the “black dot”.
Other characters in the story such as Mrs. Graves and Mrs. Delacroix also went against her and told her to be a good sport about the lottery. They also told her that every family had the same chance. (Jackson) The use of irony in this short story is impossible to miss. According the the dictionary, the definition of “irony” is, “a technique that involves surprising, interesting, or amusing contradictions or contrasts. verbal irony occurs when words are used to suggest the opposite of their usual meaning.
The only reason Edmund finds himself in Narnia is because he followed his little sister who went into the wardrobe. His goal was not to find a place to hide, but only to tease her, which shows how spiteful Edmund can be. When he finally enters into the world of Narnia, he does not feel guilty for making fun of his sister, but blames her for leaving him on his own in this new world. He does not take responsibilities for his actions and he is happy to blame anyone but himself. He shows arrogance and pride.
After all, she represents the scarlet letter: wild, passionate, and completely oblivious to the rules, mores, and legal statutes of the time. “But again Hawthorne, by connecting the above moral platitude and by portraying the elf child not as treacly little paragon- like little Eva- but rather as a goad as much as a comfort to her mother elevates the emotional tone of the situation so that it is hardly recognizable.”(William 3). Pearls had a individualistic passionate innocence. Hawthorne presents hypocrisy with forgiveness. Peal does not see her mother as a sinner because she has been isolated by puritan society and as a result does not have the same beliefs.
Offred is first scared to do anything that would possibly lead her to the colonies. Compared to the beginning by the end offred cares less about breaking the rules proven because she even goes on several affairs not including the one instructed by Serena Joy. “But whose fault was it? Aunt Helena says, holding up one plump finger. Her fault, her fault, we chant in unison.Who led them on?Aunt Helena beams, pleased with us.
Although Helena had a strong Philia love for Hermia she betrayed her by telling Demetrius their plans to elope. Helena thought that by betraying her friend, Demetrius he would once again love, but this was sadly not the case. When Hermia address her friend as “fair”, we see Helena agitated and responds by telling her, “Call you me fair? That fair again unsay, Demetrius loves your fair, O happy fair” (1.1.181-182). Helena’s angry comments at her friend show time and again how romantic love is stronger than friendship
Pavla Chudějová in “Exploring the women’s experience” states that since Cordelia cannot compare to her attractive and talented older sisters, she makes great effort to keep up appearances in fear of being considered “disappointing” (Cat’s Eye 73). As Cordelia cannot adjust to the social expectations required in her family and in attempt to liberate herself from the constant surveillance performed over her, she refocuses her gaze to Elaine. Elaine presents an easy outlet for Cordelia’s frustrations because she is completely unaware of gender restrictions (43-44). As noted earlier, two events demonstrate Cordelia’s cruel treatment of Elaine. The first incident occurs when she digs a hole in her backyard and the three girls bury Elaine alive in it.
Franklin uses the literary device of satire to criticize the unfair treatment of the court system. Miss Polly Baker uses satire when she defends herself against her crime by saying she should not be punished or publicly humiliated because she did not hurt anyone; however, she should have a statue built in her memory because she has helped the country. She has increased the population and added on to the numbers of kings, which was expected of individuals during this time period. Miss Polly Baker is ridiculing the absurd law, which punishes women for having bastard children. Franklin’s “The Speech of Miss Polly Baker’ uses satirical elements, by adding comedy onto something that is being criticized, which defined the beginning of the American short story period.
Candy is a pretty interesting white female character, that although is not one of the main characters, have a great influence on the story itself and how the plot develops throughout the pages. Some of the worst mistakes that she has made, without being aware, is that she believes she is doing the right thing by attempting to accept responsibility for Beau’s death or for organizing the old men to protect Mathu. “Now listen," she said. "I want you to run, and I don't want you to stop running. I want you to go tell Rufe and Reverend Jameson, and Corrine and the rest of them to gather at Mathu's house right away.
In the controlled society depicted in Anthem, love between two people is illegal. When the main character, Equality 7-2521, finds himself in love with a woman, Liberty 5-3000, he doesn 't really know what to do. Yet in the end, his love for Liberty 5-3000 does overpower all of his other emotions and feelings, and pushes him towards rejecting all that his society has taught him. The same thing happens to Liberty 5-3000, too, who eventually chooses to place her love for Equality 7-2521 above everything else. Although, Rand’s writing captures the reader easily because this is written as sort of a collection of thoughts from Equality 7-2521.
Kondo’s methods would define this as owning “too much” of stuff, therefore, it does not bring joy. However, Land shows how her paintings, dolls and artworks bring nostalgia to her. Land shows how her relationship with the past is pure happiness, but her helplessness forces her to distance herself from her stuff. Kondo’s ideas fail to show that “too much” stuff cannot bring joy because Land shows how her stuff has values and bring her joy. Therefore, Kondo’s ideas complicate the feeling of nostalgia because if people follow her methods and throw away things, they would lose all of their memories and experience whereas Land shows
I’ve seen him when - what else do they want from him, Maudie, what else … They’re perfectly willing to let him do what they’re too afraid to do themselves - it might lose ‘em a nickel.. They’re perfectly willing to let him wreck his health doing what they’re afraid to do, they’re -’” (page 316) In this quote, Aunt Alexandra is complaining to Miss Maudie how unfair it is that the townspeople are making Atticus do things that they don’t want to do. It’s like the townspeople would rather risk others’ lives rather than risking their own. The Aunt Alexandra speaking in the quote is her true self, the
The concept of maltreatment is made to seem common in normal life. This sends out an anti-feminist message to those who read the novel. Even the main character, Janie, doesn’t regularly stand up to the injuries she sustains. Janie lets Tea Cake whip her, because she loves him. This sends the wrong message to women of the time.
Traditions are meant to be symbolic, as well as, sacred and are mainly used to share significance with the past-however in this small town, it is determined otherwise. In the short story, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, it has been proven that traditions can leave one blindsided. This becomes clear when Old Man Warner thoughtlessly and mindlessly disagrees to the idea of quitting the dreadful lottery; When Tessie and Bill willingly wish to place their daughter and son-in-law in the lottery- knowing that if they had been put in the lottery, one of them would have stoned; and; When Tessie was chosen to be stoned, she suddenly became a victim and everyone (including her kids, husband and friends) was against