The short story,¨The Lottery,¨ by shirley Jackson shows the theme of duality of human nature. One character who showed duality was Tessie because when the lottery first started she was going along with everything but when her family got called she changed her whole dynamic. She is now saying that the lottery is not fair since her husband was the one who pulled the paper with the dot on it, but if it was someone else she wouldn't be saying that. She was only speaking up about it not being fair because her life depended on it. Although she was a good example of duality, all of the woman showed duality of human nature.
Other villages have already stop the lottery. But not this one. Things that we can take away for the story is tradition. The people continue the lottery because it’s a ritual and maybe it leads to growing of better crops. Obviously Tessie Hutchinson is more likely to stone other people is somebody else would’ve gotten the black dot paper but now she argues that the lottery is unfair because she got the paper with the black dots.
In the short story, “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, the character Mrs. Hutchinson was distinctive from the start. As the story unfolds, Tess Hutchinson or preferably Mrs. Hutchinson arrives at the lottery late but was eager to reach the scene. Ironically, the town took her tardiness lightly although it is against the traditions of the lottery to be late. Beyond the point that she refuses to adhere to the rules Mrs. Hutchinson seem quite ecstatic to join the lottery. As the other women waited for their husbands to draw, Tess urges her husband “Get up there, Bill.” Regrettably, there seems to be a drawback attitude emitting from Mrs. Hutchinson once she discovers she had the winning lottery ticket.
In "The Lottery", nobody in the village possesses the skills required to lead each other, and thus relies on a luck based "lottery" to decide who shall be killed. However, in "Desiree's Baby", Armand is able to use his intellect and opinions to reach a conclusion that will benefit himself, which was to exile Desiree to prevent her from soiling his family reputation and therefore his entire life. Nonetheless, while themes of survival are heavily displayed in both of the stories, themes of tradition are equally expressed as well. In both "Desiree's Baby" and "The Lottery", the message of how society is unable to willingly change their traditions and beliefs is conveyed through the multiple underlying elements of story. While each story possesses a few similarities, the contrasting story elements each author uses creates significant
The tragic flaw that causes the hero’s fall is also a custom to the story of the tragic hero, this is known traditionally as a harmantia. Eddie Carbone’s harmantia lies in his denial to accept his incestuous attraction for his niece Catherine. Due to a suppression of his unnatural desire, Carbone now feels that he is justifiable in his struggle against Rodolpho. It may even be possible that Eddie has managed to convince himself that his objections to his niece’s marriage is purely innocent and is just out of worry, however “it becomes clear to everyone but Eddie that his own motives have more to do with lust than with law and order” (Charles McNulty). If Eddie was able to acknowledge unreasonable desires it is possible that he could have
“Just because something is traditional is no reason to do it, of course (Snicket, 2004).” This quotation means that the people do not have to conform everything, simply because it is tradition. Lemony Snicket wrote this quote to criticize the people’s blind conformity. The Lottery and The Hunger Games share lots of similarities because these two stories are all about the horrible annual tradition. Although The Lottery and The Hunger Games are similar in their tradition, each of the story differs in many aspects. One similarity between The Lottery and The Hunger Games is the purpose of the annual tradition.
In “Button,Button” the author Richard Matheson was showing a love that is complicated and misunderstood because during the story the end was not foreshadowed on who was gonna die, but it definitely foreshadowed the fact that the button would get pushed and someone would end up losing their life at random. During the story, Matheson shows the disconnect between the Norma the curious wife and Arthur the parted and distant husband in the way that they have little to no communication skills between each other, “Why wont you talk about it?, Norma asked, Arthur’s eyes shifted as he brushed his teeth.” (Matheson 4). The way Matheson portrays there disconnection is threw actions and expression and word choice because he writes that arthur shifted his eyes and so to the reader it seems
no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box.” Even though the black box was old and worn out, the townsfolk were too scared of messing up the lottery to get a new box. To pick from the lottery, the father of the household picks first, and if they get picked, then everyone from that household has to pick, and whoever gets the slip with the black dot is the sacrifice. This shows tradition because everyone knows that they will have to pick one family that has to give someone to be sacrificed. In the poem, when Mrs.Hutchinson is pick, she knew someone from her family had to be picked, so the poem says, “‘There’s Don and Eva!’ Mrs.Hutchinson yelled ‘Make them take their chance!’” This shows that Mrs.Hutchinson wanted her own children to die instead of her. In “The Hunger Games”, there is one boy and one girl picked from from each district to participate in the games.
In her novel, Stowe uses dialogue to maintain that family is only a motivator of action when there is a possibility of enslavement to criticize how slavery leads to the lost of family values. Stowe uses Eliza’s dialogue to illustrate the innate motivation she is hit with after receiving news that her son, Harry, is going to be sold to Mr.Haley. When Eliza stops off at Uncle Tom’s cabin, she says, “I’m a wicked girl to leave her so, but then, I can’t help it. She said, herself, one soul was worth more than the world; and this boy has a soul [...] It must be right, but if it ain’t right, the Lord forgive me, for I can’t help doing it!” (43) Even though Eliza is technically a slave owned by the Shelbys, their kind treatment towards her is reminiscent of
Unless the people who disagree with the lottery rebel, they might never be able to overcome this horrible circumstance. Tolerance and intolerance is a theme included throughout the story between the two different generations thoughts on how the town should be run. The older generation believes that there is nothing wrong with the lottery and