In fact, King Lear did not really think about the plight of homelessness. This is the first time that the "poor naked wretches" have been recognized in his kingdom because he has not done enough to solve the problem of displaced persons. The mercy of Lear is driven by good conscience to acknowledge that it was his duty to done something to help those when he had authority. Also, Even while Lear teeters on the brink of insanity, he feels pity for the Fool. When Fool exists, Lear says: Poor naked wretches, whereso 'er you are, That bide the pelting of this pitiless storm,
However, it is quite opposite of what the story portrays. What the reader does not see from the beginning of the story and does not capture until midway through, is that the lottery is actually something awful. When the lottery processions proceed the story starts to develop a more serious and somber mood. The townspeople show no remorse or empathy for one another and friendships slowly diminish. This is especially true when they know they will soon have to stone to death the villager who has drawn the marked paper; for instance, when Mrs. Delacroix picks up the biggest rock to bludgeon to death, the winner, Mrs. Hutchinson.
The anticipation among the population is gloomy, and there is nothing in the text that points toward a happy outcome, yet the foreshadowing flies over the head of most readers. However, when the readers are finally awakened as the first stone is thrown, the execution of Tessie has begun, and the whole village proceeds to do what is expected of them. The irony of this story lies in the title and the diversion from the meaning we associate with lottery, except in this instance the winner is actually the loser, and instead of winning a bag of money, they lose their
The author said, " 'Some places have already quit lotteries,' Mrs. Adams said. 'Nothing but trouble in that,' Old Man Warner said stoutly. 'Pack of young fools' " (297). Stopping this lottery was a good thought. The elders did not think so.
I also think that in the 1920 's, women were not given the same status as we are today, so she would have probably been blown off. The men on the Joe Clarke 's porch seem to have plenty to say about Delia, Sykes and his mistress. They criticize Sykes, identifying him as a good-for-nothing, but admit that there is nothing that can be done about their situation. Clarke explains, "Taint no law on earth dat kin make a man be decent if it aint in 'im" (Hurston). They all seemed to have plenty to say, but then the hot weather began to melt "their civic virtue" and a slice of melon became more important to each of them.
Mrs. Hutchinson represents the powerless of society unable to decree change but who never think to desire change for others thereby allowing prejudices to continue unchecked. Mr. Warner is the oldest man in the village, and when Mrs. Adams speaks of other cities eliminating the lottery, Warner immediately warns that if the lottery ceases, society will fall into chaos. Mr. Warner represents the section of society who fear change and hold on to old prejudices out of a sense of
"For it is said that humans are never satisfied, that you give them one thing and they want more." page 25. Social commentary is used by Steinbeck when he says that people are never content with what they have. Another time when the author had used this style of writing was when Kino had realized how rich he was and how the neighbors had begun to worry for him. "All of the neighbors hoped that the sudden wealth would not turn his head, would not make a rich man of him."
“Few Americans knew about the Hoover’s extensive charitable efforts during the Depression because they insisted on making them a private affair. And while Bert and Lou scored an “A” in the individual-good-works department, they flunked the official course altogether, failing to come up with a style of leadership or legislative agenda that was equal to the enormous task before them. The result was sad and predictable: America got sick to death of the Hoovers. In 1932 they lost the White House to a couple of radicals named Roosevelt whose ambitious ideas, so Bert and Lou believed, would ruin the country. Events would prove them wrong.” (193) Herbert Hoover and his wife Lou Henry were the Roosevelt’s predecessors and for the most part, not a
We see her endeavors to bring something innocuous and great into her reality essentiacould save Mayella on the testimony box, "Atticus had hit her hard in a way that was not clear to me, but rather it gave him no delight to do as such." He says in his last comments, "I don 't have anything yet feel sorry for in my heart for the central observer for the state." Potentially every character in this book could be a mockingbird. Be that as it may, once racial preference mists a man 's mind it rapidly ends up noticeably inconceivable for that individual to take after a genuine mockingbird. This shows up the pith of why Atticus knows he should attempt to ensure the pure of whatever kind in light of the fact that in the event that he doesn 't secure the honest, he may lose the soul of the mockingbird that lives in
The town from “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson, is the epitome of how a society can be torn apart through the practice of blind tradition. For example, when the rules are being read for the lottery and all the townsfolk are standing by, they “had done it so many times that they only listened to half of the directions” (3). This shows that the townspeople ignore many of the rules, not wanting or willing to challenge authority. Through the practice of blindly following tradition, the villagers don’t have the confidence to question what is rights, since they have always done the same thing. In addition, certain people develop doubts about the lottery, as Old Man Warner says “’It ain’t the way it used to be… people ain’t the way they used to