Where he stood a little apart from his family. Not looking down at his hand. The color black can represent sadness, mourning, and fear. Every time the box is mentioned before they find out which family has to choose a slip of paper, the box is always preceded with the word black, showing the readers that this box isn’t taken lightly by the villagers, and is a symbol of the death that could so easily be theirs. Word choice [Mr. Summers and Mr. Adams] grinned at one another humorlessly and nervously.
The main characters are Reverend Hale, John Proctor, and Elizabeth Proctor. Reverend Hale was in his mid 40s with a 10 year old daughter named Betty and a niece Abigail. His function in the play is to bring out the hatred and frenzy in the townspeople and he does not have many real friends in the village. His pride is that he wants all innocent people to be free and never to execute an innocent man. On page 99 he says “I dare not take a life without there be a proof so immaculate no slightest qualm of conscience may doubt it.” This a good example
Shirley Jackson was the author of “The Lottery” and she showed death by community. Once a year the townspeople gathered together and took a piece of paper from a black box. The first round of the drawing is just for the head of the family. Whichever man has the dotted paper then it is on to everyone in that family taking a draw. Now whoever has drew the paper with the dot on it is the one who gets stoned to death by the townspeople.
His mothers parental monitoring was too much, she never let Ed do anything and always kept him hidden. The influence of his brother putting down there mother, who Ed worshipped was another factor in his downfall. Skinner’s Theory of Behavior: Gein never received any positive reinforcement Antisocial personality disorder (APD): This is a disorder Ed had because he failed to conform to the norms of society. Holmes and De Burger (1998): Have a theory that serial killers fall into 4 groups; Eddie falls into the hedonistic type because he strived for pleasure in playing with the bodies of his victims. Coercion Developmental Theory: Gerald Patterson (1982, 1986) states that parenting monitoring can cause early onset delinquency.
The lottery is an annual event that has been around for over seventy-seven years and it is practiced by every member of the town but has one single winner. The head of each family draws a small piece of paper from a black box which is kept in a specific place and locked up so nobody can get into it. A slip with a black spot on indicates that the family has been chosen.
He is looked at as a crazy old man and not a wise elder. He has been born and raised in a very cruel world and he does not want to change. When the notion of getting rid of the lottery arises, he is the first to step up and squash the idea. He wants nothing to do with letting the ritual go and wants to stick to tradition. The reason he is so persistent with keeping this lottery is because he knows no other way.
Danielle Schaub agrees that “the villagers' fear of changing either the course of the lottery or the ritualistic objects discloses to what extent they are caught in the web of tradition” (Schaub 82). The villagers’ treatment of the box represents their thinking on the subject of the lottery as a whole: they're a bit terrified by both the box and the lottery, but they're also too frightened (and, perhaps even fascinated), to drop either one. Like the lottery as a whole, the black box has no functionality except during this two hours every June: "It had spent one year in Mr. Graves's barn and another year underfoot in the post office and sometimes it was set on a shelf in the Martin grocery and left there" (Jackson 244). The purpose of the box, like the lottery itself, has become obscure with the passage of time. It is well worn, but the villagers are reluctant to let it go, again, like the lottery
The lesson learned in this novel is quoted directly in the book, “You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view… until you climb into his skin and walk around in it.” This story takes place during the Great Depression in a town called Maycomb, Alabama. The narrarator, Scout Finch, lives with her older brother Jem and their widowed father Atticus. Boo Radley is a neighbor of the Finches. Jem, Scout, and Dill, a friend, let their imaginations run wild with thoughts of Boo. The children have been terrified and fascinated with their neighbor.
For example there was a story that the present box had been made with some pieces of the box that had preceded it, Mr. summers was also supposed to walk among the people, but years and years ago this part of the ritual had been allowed to lapse. Mr. Summers name brings an uninviting reality to the lottery because the winner gets stoned. On the other hand, Mr. Summers has a delightful name, which also matches his description as "a round-faced, jovial man". Mr. Summers is the mayor of the town and also runs the most successful business the coal company. When one thinks of summer one generally thinks of pleasantness and happiness.
Fear of the unknown can be a strong driving factor because it is unanswered. The boy’s lives revolve around fear and violence as it is all they think and care about: “Kill the beast! Cut his throat! Spill his blood! Do him in!” (Golding 141).