Once every family has drawn they open up their slips of paper and the crowd starts to get loud. Everyone is trying to figure out who had the special slip. It turns out Mr. Hutchison had it; Mrs. Hutchison started yelling “you didn’t give him enough time to pick, it’s not fair.” Mr. Hutchison tells her to calm down. Now every member of his family has to draw from the black box. Mr. and Mrs. Hutchison, and their three kids had to draw from the box.
Everyone in the town has drawn their piece of paper and opens it. The Hutchinson family then opens the paper that Bill is holding, and it is the dot. Mrs. Hutchinson then starts protesting that her husband has not been given enough time to draw. Everyone has gotten the same amount of time to draw, so she is just making up an excuse so no one in her family has to die. She cannot get over the fact of someone in her family having to die.
Bear Grylls once said “A man's pride can be his downfall, and he needs to learn when to turn to others for support and guidance". In The Lottery, the villagers have a type of lottery that results in the death of a villager every time this lottery is held, and the villagers are too proud of this tradition to actually cease these meaningless deaths. Moreover, in The Necklace, the main character, Madame Mathilde, borrows what she thinks is a very expensive necklace from her friend and Mathilde’s vanity doesn’t allow her to actually admit that she loses it and she ends up wasting a decade of her life paying off debts. These two short stories support Grylls’ words by showing how pride or vanity has damaging effects for the characters in the stories, In The Lottery by Shirley Jackson and The Necklace by Guy de Maupassant, the lottery box and the pearl necklace are symbols of human pride or vanity and show the inevitable downfall that comes
The Lottery really starts to uncover itself when everyone has already chosen a slip and they realize that the Hutchinson family has the black slip. Tessie Hutchinson became hysterical, screaming “ you didn’t give him enough time to take any paper he wanted I saw you. It wasn’t fair.” Of course Tessie is upset because her family chose the black slip. Jackson begins to show us how all of a sudden someone can begin to become rebellious. We wonder if Tessie would have spoken up if it was another family was chosen.
The black box which is the appliance to put the lottery tickets in was old and dilapidated. “Every year, after the lottery, Mr. Summers began talking again about a new box, but every year the subject was allowed to fade off without anything's being done.” They are not think the ceremony will really help with their crops, the only importance with this ceremony are hurt and kill the people in their village. I felt pity for these people. They are so savage, wild, woolly and uncivilized. They never try to stop the killing and hurting even they know that may have themselves killed on the sacrifice.
I hated myself every time I had to tell them mummy was too tired to play in the garden or to tackle the walk to the nearest park. I knew they would grow up to hate this condition as much as I did but I felt helpless to change our situation. In the year that followed the diagnosis, I allowed the endometriosis to take over my life, slowly destroying every aspect. I had previously achieved a successful career in banking. After ten years of hard work and tears, working my way up from the bottom of the career ladder with no real qualifications, juggling nurseries, schools and child minders, missing sports days and Christmas productions, I had finally achieved an incredible position and I was truly proud to be a Branch Manager.
Steven was the first he met up with, and he was just bickering with Paulette from across the riot. Nate ran into Herr Schulteis next, and he had just spilled ketchup on his brand new stripped shirt, and was licking it off. Then, right before Nate made it to the middle; Candy’s daddy came up behind him and gave a big slap on the rear. What for, the world may never know. Nate decided since he did not see Candy he would just continue on with this traitorous journey through the riot.
A lot of parents in this modern decade are failing to responsibly teach their children good manner. In a newsletter called club news, outraged coach Sam argues with a frustrated and critical tone about toxic parents poisoning the club by not educating their children on basic sportsmanship. Sam establishes he’s audience by using hard evidence, He involves the audience in an emotionally and repetitive way by using 8 year old Emily as an example ‘She didn’t care that her team had lost. She didn’t care about her own performance. She didn’t care about the sledging by the other team.
Who were the main people in the fight and who were just there to watch the fight go down and egg on Archie to fight Jerry. They will all be getting in trouble no matter what they were there doing, egging on a fight is still the same as being in a fight you are there to support one person or the other, you might as well just fight yourself. Once they decided the fight was not just a way to sell the chocolates, they picked Jerry to bully, so the fight to sell the chocolates only made bullying Jerry 10 times easier, and ok by the school. But what the kids didn’t know was the school was far from making this fight an ok thing. Little did the boys know that they were in for a ton of trouble.
In a candy box, Mrs. Dubose has left Jem a camellia, a camellia that later Jem holds and fingers the wide petals thoughtfully. In Chapter 22, emotionally injured by the cruelty of the jurors who unjustly have convicted Tom Robinson of the charges which Mayella Ewell has brought against him, Jem's eyes burn with angry tears. At home, he asks his father, "How could they do it, how could they?" Atticus responds in the only way he can,"I don't know, but they did....seems that only children weep. Good night."