Stoned Essays

  • Tradition And Symbols In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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    This short story received a popular amount of attention from the readers. It was also considered to be a very twisted story because of the tradition the town members had adapted to over the years where one randomly chosen member of the town will be stoned to death each year by friends and family. In the story, Shirley Jackson helps raise attention to the evil and random tradition that is inhuman. In the short story, Jackson uses the black box, Old Man Warner, and Tessie Hutchinson as symbols to show

  • Internal Conflict In The Lottery

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    The story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson is a short story of horror and realism. Residents of a small New England town come together in the town square every year and hold their annual lottery. The head of each household goes up and pulls out a slip of paper from the sacred black box. The person who pulls out a slip of paper with a black dot, wins the lottery. This time around the Hutchinsons were the family who pulled out the black dot and one of the family members gets the chance to win the

  • Sacrifice And Corruption In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    Tessie as a symbol to explore the idea that fear can lead to the collapse and corruption of a community. In "The Lottery" we are introduced to an unusual lottery in where one person gets unfortunately chosen and stoned to death. In the short story, we process Tessie, the unfortunate that gets stoned to death. In the community, Tessie is surrounded with has proven to be a community that fears to speak up for others in order to not risk their lives. Jackson illustrates Tessie calls out "it's not fair"(33)

  • Symbolism And Realism In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    Another antagonist thing from the story about the villagers went along with the tradition and didnt think about the consequences of the death that happens when they get stoned to death. The family is very heartless because they even stoned tessie to death and they even made sure that the little boy had little pebbles to throw at tessie. In the story there is no antagonist character or person in the story. The antagonist which is the family the familly

  • Tessie Hutchinson Character Analysis

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    Tessie Hutchinson in The Lottery Character: Tessie Hutchinson The Lottery is a popular short story written by Shirley Jackson. It is a story about an annual event called the Lottery taking place in a village every year to please the gods. Jackson’s story revolves around a village with different characters and different personalities for instance Tessie Hutchinson. As the main character and the winner of the lottery, Tessie Hutchinson becomes the sacrificial lamb for the day. The character archetype

  • Deception In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    whole town would get together for “the lottery” each year and the families would come out and pick numbers till everyone in the whole town got their number and it goes on and we did not know till the very last second whoever “won” the lottery was stoned to death and then the rest of town went back onto their own lives till the next year. Many explications for this story but, one to be focused on is the deception throughout the whole story. There many ways to explain this idea even though it was

  • Cruelty In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    Lottery The Lottery is a short story by Shirley Jackson about an annual lottery draw in a small village in which one citizen is randomly selected to be stoned to death by its members. This practice has taken place in this community for over seventy years and its main aim is to ensure a good harvest. The winner of the lottery is the one who gets to be stoned by the rest of the village and in this case the winner is Tessie Hutchinson. Member of this community is blinded by tradition to the extent that they

  • Tess Hutchinson The Lottery Quote Analysis

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    where they draw a slip of paper, one of which has a black dot on it. The villager, in this case Tessie Hutchinson, who selects that paper is, in an astonishing peripeteia, stoned. In “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson conveys the theme that there is no basis

  • Irony, Symbolism, And Tone In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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    of holding a lottery every year on June 27. The black box would hold all the papers with the names of all the families in the village. Out of all papers they only had one with a black dot. The person that got the paper with the black dot would get stoned to death. In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson uses irony, symbolism, and tone to develop the plot of the story. The word irony is use of words to express something other than and especially the opposite of the literal meaning (Irony 1). Dramatic

  • The Lottery 'And The Rocking-Horse Winner'

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    conflicts of the death of someone. I. Tone: The tone between these two stories are almost the same but different at the same time. A. “The Lottery”: • Happy, everyone excited for the lottery, until the end where the tone turned depressing, the winner gets stoned as their prize B. “The Rocking-Horse Winner”: • Cold and dark, she sounded kind of depressed. By the middle of the story it gets positive with son being lucky and then he dies at the end II. Setting: The two stories have completing different setting

  • The Use Of Suspense In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    must walk up to a black box alphabetically, select a piece of paper, and return to their spots. Which every family has the piece of paper with the black dot on it must redraw from the box and who ever then gets the dot will “win” the lottery and get stoned. In order to cause suspense in the story Shirley Jackson uses foreshadowing, irony, and symbolism. At the beginning of the story there is many spots were foreshadowing is used. One place would be when the villagers start to go to the town square

  • Reality In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    from either culture, society or from their peers. “The Lottery” shows how people can sometimes do negative things because that’s just how it’s been done. In “The lottery” it talks about how once a year one unlucky winner of their lottery would be stoned to death. Shirley Jackson the author of “The lottery” projects a vision that includes both explicit and implicit viewpoints even if it doesn’t match reality because, she is trying to prove the fact that people can do uncivilized things because of

  • Use Of Irony In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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    said it was not fair. They redid the lottery and Tessie was chosen this time. The irony of this was that she was stoned instead of getting money. The 3 people who had 2 sides of humanity within the story were Mrs. Delacroix, Tessie’s husband, and Mr. Summers. The first person who had shown 2 sides was Mrs. Delacroix. She showed 2 sides because she was Tessie’s friend but then she stoned Tessie. When Tessie arrived late, she was the first one to see Tessie. She represents both the

  • Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    the elderly. Through Jackson’s development of the story, the people seem to be in a state of excitement and thrill when being part of the lottery. The citizens are constantly gossiping, laughing, and kids playing, waiting to see who is next to be stoned. Through the portrayal and dialogue of the characters, Jackson manages to show just how the lottery is organized

  • Gambling Addiction Speech

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    initials, H and P and to a respected artist named Macklemore has inspired me to write this speech, my own version of 7HPs. HP 1: How placid are the people getting stoned? They even take videos of them getting high, smoking weeds, eating “brownies”, and other stuff. They feel so proud about it and I don’t get it at all. They’ll be like “I’m so stoned I reached heaven where rainbows welcomed me and I rode a unicorn and giant

  • The Struggle In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    the lottery that people quickly complete a required event they participate in reluctantly to avoid thinking about the mandatory activities. At the mandatory lottery, the residents of a small village come together and randomly choose someone to be stoned to death. During the lottery selection process, one villager, Mrs. Dunbar, tells her son, “I wish they’d hurry” (4). The stressful lottery seems to be moving slowly; therefore, Mrs. Dunbar wants it to move quicker. She is waiting for the result

  • Tradition And Symbolism In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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    “Tradition becomes our security, and when the mind is secure it is in decay"(Jiddu Krishnamurti).The lottery is a story about horror and what can happen about having tradition for too long. What I think Shirley Jackson wants us to learn about this story is to not have a tradition for so long, be smart about my choices and not to do things that I know that are not good. Shirley Jackson wrote poetry and kept journals throughout her life. “Shirley Jackson was born in San Francisco on December 14, 1919

  • The Role Of Social Conformity In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    Shirley Jackson, takes place in a small, simple town. The main characters are Tessi, Bill, Old Man Warner, and Mr. Summers. This town is very strict to tradition. Annually this town holds a “Lottery”, is actually a drawing where people get stoned. Not everyone gets stoned to death. It depends on what paper you draw. They can’t get out of it, they are all forced. A major issue to this story is social conformity, this means that people do something because it seems like everyone else is doing the same thing

  • Kitty Genovese Pride And Prejudice Analysis

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    Empathy is the ability to understand and share the feeling of another person. In Honors English 9 this year, I have studied the concepts of empathy and sympathy through a lot of stories. We have read about a woman who gets stoned to death because she won “The Lottery “. We have also read about an innocent little girl who lost her innocence because she found a man who had been recently hanged. I have also learned a lot about the Holocaust through videos we watched and in the book Night by Elie Wiesel

  • The Hunger Games: Movie Analysis

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    hoped and her hope came true, Tessie on the other hand, did not turn out the same. In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, a town of less than three hundred people gather in the town’s square to draw for the lottery. In the end one lucky winner gets stoned. Now in the movie, The Hunger Games, directed by Gary Ross, there are twelve districts and two people from each(one boy and one girl) have to go in and play The Hunger Games. There will only be