The lottery by Shirley Jackson opens up describing a local tradition that is shared by many villages. The game or tradition is referred to as “the lottery” in their culture. In the beginning of the story the author is vague when it comes to explaining what the lottery is, only giving discrete mi...
Conformity or Pure Selfishness
“The opposite for courage is not cowardice, it is conformity. Even a dead fish can go with the flow”-Jim Hightower. Have you ever been in a situation to where you know a person or a group is doing something wrong, but you choose not to do anythi...
Dr. Robert Janusko
A Rose for Emily & The Lottery
Many short stories use a technique where they conceal the ending of the story while preparing the reader for the ending. In order to do that, the author uses methods of point of view and foreshadowing. In â...
- intro sentence
-concise summary of "lottery story":
"wh" = answer all these for sure-
when, where, what, who , how
kids (including dany h)
a tale with a dark message, with a dire warning,...
The Lottery, and Religion
After reading Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” several times over the many years, this story has many meanings beyond simply the words on the pages. These are left up to the speculation of the reader for the most part, which lets each individual come up...
Being apart of a group can be the most fulfilling aspect of a person’s life. One can enjoy being surrounded by community and traditions to which they are accustomed. When one is apart of a community, he or she is obligated, most times, to participate in whatever rituals or ceremonie...
THE SEA OF MONSTERS
Percy Jackson and the Olympians – Book 2
Rick Riordan Scanned by Cluttered Mind
MY BEST FRIEND SHOPS FOR A WEDDING DRESS
My nightmare started like this. I was standing on a deserted street in some little beach town. It was the middle of the night. A storm was b...
The Color Black and Symbolism in “The Lottery”
People are influenced by a variety of different sources – their parents, their friends, and their communities. While everyone must learn to make their own decisions, they often follow the beliefs of the people around them. Teenagers register to...
Pointless Violence Under a Veil of Tradition in “The Lottery”: A Discovery Via the Tools of Irony and Symbolism Within the Framework of Formalism
The approach to literary criticism known as Formalism focuses on the literary text itself as the source for meaning, and deems the text as the only...
In The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, there is a grim, dark side to this apparently ordinary village (Jackson, 2004). In this tale, Jackson effectively uses irony which the reader does not fully recognize or appreciate until the end of the story. This story causes us to ask ourselves how these people c...
"The Lottery and Religion
Organized religion and traditions have been a common idea throughout every civilization
since the beginning of thought. All of these religions have had some sort of doctrine of faith or
standardized set of codes and practices that have been passed down through the age...
“The Lottery” and “Hills like White Elephants”
Regardless of the type of society people live in controversial topics and cowardly individuals can create conflict. The stories “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson and “Hills like White Elephants” by Ernest Hemingway implement this concep...
Enc 1102 Composition
Summer B Session
A Ritualistic killing society
Setting,is one of the most fundamental aspects of any story. It gives the reader a time and place in which the story took place. Also it can be one of most influential factors that can dete...
The ending of Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” does surprise because the reader expects a positive ending just like the beginning. Tessie Hutchinson’s late arrival to the town square which is the venue of the lottery singles her out as a special character,...
Think Again: How to argue and reason
Lecture 1-7 (optional) Linguistic Acts
As soon as we can make sense of a linguistic construct (word, sentence), it is considered a linguistic act.
Examples of ‘non-sense’:
Lewis Caroll’s ‘Jabberwocky’
( The nonsense words carry no meaning; they...
What this handout is about...
This handout will define what an argument is and why you need one in most of your academic essays.
Arguments are everywhere...
You may be surprised to hear that the word "argument" does not have to be written anywhere in your assignment for it to...
Printed copies of this document are uncontrolled
TABLE OF CONTENTS
Table of Contents 2
1. The Proposal 4
2. Initiating the Project 5
3. Implementing the Project 6
4. Finalising t...
THE THREE ELEMENTS OF A PERSUASIVE ARGUMENT: ETHOS, LOGOS, AND PATHOS
Aristotle (384-322 b.c.e.) studied with the great philosopher Plato and tutored young Alexander the Great. He wrote more than 400 books, including the Rhetoric, which is used to this day as a foundational work in the st...
Jackson and Jacobs: American Cities and Suburbs
These books explain the life of an American city and suburb. Jackson cited government policies, building codes, and cultural preferences including racism and suburban privatism. He writes on page 287, “there were two necessary conditions for Ameri...
The Orlando Police Department employs responsible civilian employees to handle many none violent crimes and service type calls. The purpose is to allow police officers’ additional time to handle more serious criminal type calls and to perform appropriate proactive enforcement...