However, one thing is consistent through the paragraphs, and that is the collective agreement that something is amiss with this ritual. There is the opinion of the man, who organizes the ceremony, Mr. Summer’s own opinion, “Mr. Summers spoke frequently to the villages about making a new box, but no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by this black box” (p. 27 l. 1-3). Although he has an essential role in the lottery, Mr. Summers does not seem to appreciate the complete ritual, but for him some parts of it outweighs others, quite like the children’s eagerness to collect stones. The ritual appears hollow then, as if the boxes are interchangeable as long as the outcome remain the same.
It was his 77th time participating and he is threatened by change. When he hears that the village next door does not do it, he states, “Pack of crazy fools. Listening to the young folks, nothing’s good enough for them” (Jackson 423). He accepts tradition and is superstitious. He believes that if the lottery is not done, then the villagers will have to be hunter-gatherers, “The ritual is the cement that keeps the society from slipping back into a brutish nature” (Barlow).
For modern police officers this an important principle, this is not always followed and not following this principle causes many unnecessary tragedies and conflicts. This principle should be used by the general public as well, in case of an incident, to only use self-defense if absolutely necessary. The seventh principle of peel is a really important for everyone to remember. This principal helps people understand that there is not much difference between the public and officers. The principal explains that the police are the public and the public are the police, the only difference is that police are payed and make it their full-time duty for modern police officers and public this is important for people to remember because of big divide between the
Because of all this, one might come to believe Henry is indeed a static character, but I feel that is not the truth. Henry learned many lessons about life throughout the timeline of the book and I feel these are the reasons he is a dynamic character. To begin, he first encountered the priest very early on in the story. The priest taught Henry about religion. The other men would always laugh and joke at the priest but Henry never did.
In addition to that, Odysseus is less merciful to others who have wronged him while Harry Potter, though he has suffered much, shows great mercy. Odysseus as soon as he comes home tells his son, “ I came to this wild place, directed by Athena, so that we might lay plans to kill our enemies” ( Homer 1080-1082). Odysseus had such vengeance on his mind that he would start planning as soon as he had come home, yet it seemed that he would spare not one of them, no matter how great or little their involvement. Harry Potter, on the other hand, could have hunted down the rest of Voldemort’s followers, but he left them alone to look for forgiveness and what is right. Finally, Odysseus was a great fighter known for his bow and arrow skills while Harry Potter was just a wizard.
Poor John The first character to be introduced in Geoffrey Chaucer’s “The Miller’s Tale,” John the Carpenter is arguably one of the more endearing characters in the story as he is one of the few who refrains from trying to trick or sleep with anyone else. Unfortunately, this amiability does not make him immune to the immorality of the other characters, and indeed, by the end of the tale, John suffers a fate undeserved by his actions; he is cuckolded by his wife, cheated by his friend, and publicly humiliated by the entire town. John is described by the narrator as having two major character traits, jealousy and stupidity, but only his stupidity is corroborated by actual action in the story. His alleged jealousy never appears. Through his
Everyman play is a bit different from other well-known plays, because of its setting and style. “This play centers everyman whom is taken by wealth, golden riches of this world and other worldly things” (Kolve (1972). Throughout the play, Everyman is the one who is falling into temptations, and he is ignorant because he has been told of what God wants but he kept on sinning continuously because it was pleasant to him. At the beginning of the play, Everyman was warned by death messenger telling him exactly
Old Man Warner expresses this desire for the lottery to not end when responding to the news of some villages stopping the lottery by saying, “ nothing but trouble in that,” Old Man Warner said stoutly. “Pack of young fools.” Mr.Warner is basically saying it would be uncivilized to discontinue the lottery. This passage also refers to the fact that the younger generation is having thoughts of wanting to stop this tradition. Furthermore, many of the characters express their uneasiness with change, as Mr.Warner says, “There has always been a lottery.” This indicates the importance of tradition to the villagers. The Lottery, demonstrates the complex feelings of a community engaging in a ritual event, in which they feel obligated to participate in.
Along with the way that Huck treated Jim, Twain made him sound like an unintelligent thing, not a human being but just a thing. There were many problems that Jim faced with Huck and one is specifically pointed out as the reason The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn was a racist tale and not one that started to show racial tolerance. During the escape of Jim from Aunt Sally’s house Huck devises a simple plan to get Jim out of the barn safely But then Tom comes along and makes the plan much more complicated and insanely dangerous for Jim. Huck instead of stopping Tom from doing this plan asks him why they should do a complicated plan that might hurt Jim and then decides to revert back to his old self and toy with Jim. After all the morale improvements that Huck has made in the end Jim is still being toyed with instead of treated like the free human being he was.
Like Cinderella, his curfew was now up, no longer the prince he was, he now was the same, a ‘peasant’. Silently, Kristopher’s mind began wondering if he really had unknowingly grown into a monster; rejecting all initialisations and welcomes but feeding the creature with his expectations of the past. “Cool, whatever LOL”, he faked lying to himself, attempting to keep his image up, but deeply within him, his emotions were swayed and shaken. For the remaining hours, it felt like decades, trapping himself in a pool of confusion & monstrous curiosity, he hated himself. Losing his mind, he also lost himself as well as his
He grew up being unkind and thinking that he could get away with anything he did especially when it was announced that he would be becoming a police officer and had been accepted into the academy. But with the arrival of Erin brought a small change to him, as she was willing to stick her neck out for Ned and stand up for him. This ended making him more conniving, no longer willing to stick with his chant of “Neddy, Neddy, never ready; ain’t got nothing in his heady.” (p. 3) but rather resorting to labelling Ned “‘DISTURBED & DANGEROUS’” (p. 155). Nigel’s friends are also a factor that must be considered as they also took part in bullying Ned proving them to not be some of the best people and shaping Nigel in a way. Nigel having “Too much cruelty, too little patience.” Is something that can change him and others that surround him, whether it be him exploding at someone or not, he is a prime example of shaping yourself however not in a positive way.
In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, the author comments on the faults of tradition in modern society. She asserts that certain traditions, even though they are obsolete and no longer serve any purpose, have become so widely accepted that people fail to see the problems in them. This commentary is expressed through the opinions of Old Man Warner, who, when a conversation concerning other villages that have eradicated the lottery arises, says, “Pack of crazy fools...nothing’s good enough for them. Next thing you know, they’ll be wanting to go back to living in caves, nobody work anymore...there’s always been a lottery.” (7) This illustrates how he believes that not continuing the lottery is primitive, while he overlooks his own barbarism by
In the movie, the character Mercutio is a jokester, but he is very overdramatic. In the play, Mercutio is a jokester, but he is not as dramatic as the character Mercutio in the movie version. In the book, when Mercutio is about to die, he makes out this pun: “Ask for me / tomorrow and you shall find me a grave man” (III.i.97-98). Mercutio is always joking around and never grave, but tomorrow he will be grave as in not funny because he will be dead. In the movie, Mercutio says this same line, but he is very over dramatic in the way he excessively laughs and walks around while he is dying.
The injury is perceived as just an accident possibly from work, but he may be the lottery winner of the last years drawing. Although the story slowly reveals minuscule answers, major information is withheld until the end. None of the villagers speak of the lottery except some small and overlooked minor details. To conclude, the story shows a healthy portion of foreshadowing and
Longer than the eldest person in the town, Old Man Warner. People are not only wary about stopping the lottery, but also small things like a new box for the lottery drawings. This story shows the danger of blindly following traditions and how people can get so stuck in their way that they won’t accept