The author choses this strategy to conceal the fear and tension the characters experience inside. For the majority of the story, the objective narrator makes the reader believe that the lottery is just a usual one where all the villagers are excited to win it. But near the end of the story, when the winning family is announced the reader can feel through their reaction the fear and tension and realize that something is wrong with this lottery: “Bill Hutchinson was standing quiet, staring down at the paper in his hand” (392). The reader manages to realize the tragedy through actual facts and reactions and not with the help of an omniscient narrator that reveals him the character’s thoughts. This discovery has a huge impact on the reader.
Judging a book by its cover is a mistake because it leads to wasted time. The Great Gatsby, a novel written by F. Scott Fitzgerald, is a book that reflects that same idea of beauty always falling short. Through a semi-reliable narrator, Fitzgerald writes about obsessions and appearances to show his readers how the “American Dream” is falling apart. Right from the start, Nick, the narrator, introduces himself by giving insight on the way he was raised. His father had told him that whenever he felt “like criticizing anyone…[to] just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had” (Fitzgerald 1) .
Children are children, but they can spot an evasion quicker than adults, and evasion simply muddles’ em.” Everybody expected that Atticus is very narrow minded, and that he does not think for anyone or anything but himself. Never does anyone understand what it is that goes through Atticus’s mind during his actions. Deep down in Atticus’s mind, everything that he did was only to protect Scout and Jem. By saying, “As you grow older you’ll see white men cheat black men everyday of your life, but let me tell you something and don’t you forget it – whenever a white men does that to a black men, no matter who he is, how rich he is, or how fine a family he comes from, that white man is trash.”, Atticus does not only care for his children, but he teaches them that they should never look down or disrespect anyone of any kind. They are taught that if they learn to have respect for other people they will receive respect themselves.
In the story “Lottery” “Men were gathered in a corner telling stories smiled rather than laughing, the women were wearing faded house dresses and sweaters” (Jackson 263). In both stories there is a twist to it, an innocent person is either being harmed physically or mentally. In both stories the gatherers don’t agree with how things are done but nobody speaks up such as in the story “The ones who walked away” it said “They feel anger, outrage, impotence despite all the explanations. They would like to do something for the child. But there is nothing they can do” (Le Guin 261).
As he tries to help the men attain their dream, he also reminds them of the possibility (and indeed, likelihood) that it’s going to fail. Once it does indeed fail, it’s Candy more than anyone else who feels the loss. While George mourns what he must do to his friend, and Lennie worries for the future rabbits, Candy is left to embody the despair one finds at the end of a long, hard-working life when you’re done with your career and no closer to the American dream. And also, your best friend (even if it is a dog), is
Young Montag was given a bet by his cousin to fill a sieve with sand, and if he did this, he would be given a dime. No matter how hard Montag tried, he couldn’t do it because the sand just kept falling out. The sand represents Montag’s knowledge and the sieve represents Montag’s brain. The knowledge in Montag’s mind is just slipping out no matter how much he tries, because of the banning of books. The characters, such as Mildred Montag and Professor Faber, play a huge role in the naming of the second section.
Offered the opportunity to make a public confession of his guilt and live, Proctor almost succumbs, even signing a written confession. However his immense pride and fear of public opinion compelled him to withhold his adultery from the court. “Because it is my name! Because I cannot have another in my life! Because I lie and sign myself to lies!” Proctor utters these lines at the end of the play, in Act IV, when he is wrestling with his conscience over whether to confess to witchcraft and thereby save himself from the gallows.
Due to General Zaroff’s savage doings for satisfaction, he seems to have lost his humanity and de-valued human life far more than the Villagers and their customs did. Both characters in these two short stories felt that what they were doing was the right thing. In “The Lottery,” they mention “that over in the north village they're talking of giving up the lottery.”(Jackson, paragraph 32). Old Man Warner calls the north village a “pack of fools” stating that, that is not the way to go. He believes they must carry on this tradition and he never has come to realized how awful it is.
DEATH OF A SALESMAN In the play, Death of a Salesman, Willy Loman is, at first, set up as the character of the tragic hero. He has had goals and ambitions that he did not fulfill, and that his sons have not fulfilled, despite the pressure that he puts on them to accomplish his opinion of what success should be. However, as the story moves along, we see Willy’s tragic hero status decreasing substantially. As he desperately sifts through his past for some sort of actualization or realization, he only proves himself a to be failure, by the standards that he himself had set. There are a great many comparisons to be drawn from this play, and compared to the novel, The Great Gatsby.
A traditionally lottery is usually a drawing of some sorts that is associated with fun and success, and a chance to win prizes, which only good can come from it. In this story the lottery that takes place is an ironic symbol that starts out like any other traditional known lottery but as the story continues start to change it conception then ends up in tragedy. At first the lottery did not seem like it was any different from any conventional lottery. The men of the households were the one doing the drawing since they were the head of the family. They represented not only their self, but fate of their family.