As the town gathers for the lottery they chat and joke and enjoy each other’s company. There is even a feeling of fun as the event only happens once a year. The author lends to the feeling of fun as she describes how the local philanthropist runs the lottery. “The lottery was conducted- as were the square dances, the teen club, the Halloween program- by Mr. Summers who had time and energy to devote to civic activities” (Jackson). This sentence suggests a similarity between the lottery and other exciting events.
They both show me that this has been a tradition with rituals by the old Black Box as well as describing Old Man Warner as “the oldest man in town”. Clearly, this Lottery is very important to the citizens. Although I am not aware of the “Grand Prize” of winning this lottery, I can assume that it is a very good prize based on the manner of the town including the children. The author describes the boys and girls running around playfully and in “boisterous play.” As well as the women engrossed in gossip amongst each other, gives me an idea of how great this event is. I assume that they are talking about the lottery or who is going to win.
“The Lottery” conveys a darker, societal, ceremonious sacrifice in order to keep tradition, but “The Gift of the Magi” projects sacrifice through selfless love and genuine care for another rather than self. In “The Lottery’s” exposition, Jackson plants us in a seemingly average, peaceful community gathering in the square on the date of what civilians call “the lottery”. The reader perceives, by the author’s tone, that “the lottery” spoken of is similar to that of the twenty-first century in which the chosen wins something of value such as money. The reader also learns that “the lottery” is an annual event that has occurred for many years, a tradition to the people of the town. The story continues and we learn that the lottery is based from families, the head of which is the one to choose from the pot.
Initially, in “The Lottery” it is their tradition for the villagers of a small town to gather together for the town lottery where every family draws a slip of paper from a black box. The first to gather together for this event are the men, then the women follow, and finally the children. The men (being first to gather) is a reflection on society and how men in general are always first. Furthermore, the person in charge of the lottery attends with a black box in hand. This black box contains slips of paper inside for each man of the household to draw.
They had chosen Ben, a young male. They walked over to the front desk and excitedly signed the required papers. Mike backed up into a corner, trying to get as far away from the others as he possibly could. He watched as Gloria, the elderly carer, gave them a ball to play with. Gloria was a busy lady but she noticed that Mike got excluded by the others, because of this, Gloria would sit with Mike at supper so he would be with someone.
“The day Lady Died” Frank O’Hara’s poem “The Day Lady Died” is a very unique piece of writing, which was first published by O’Hara in his famous book Lunch Poems. It is a short piece that he supposedly wrote on the day that Billy Holiday died to show the mood of the town and his feelings. This poem is told through the eyes of the author, and starts out with O’Hara telling the time, date, and year, using many numbers and times to show how his day is going. The whole first stanza is used to set the scene, which is 12:20 on a Friday in New York in 1959. He then takes you with him as he runs simple errands through his day.
Our neighbor Beverly Hamilton remembered Toby spontaneously coming up to visit and play cards with her. He also frequently visited our other adult neighbors Alan and Clancy – taking an interest in these adults in a way that most kids just didn’t do. Toby loved earning money, and began working at a young age. He worked for a disposal service and I remember him coming home smelling awful, but he didn’t complain about it. When he had a chance to earn money by washing windows
One officer in particular had taken a liking to my brother and did not want to see him following in my shoes, so every Saturday morning he would pick up my brother and do things with him; like let him ride with him while on duty, take him fishing, camping and to local ballgames. Even though I did not care for the police at that time, I did appreciate this officer showing my brother that there were better things in life then what I was showing him. The duties of the local police have come a long ways since we were kids, and today I do appreciate the job that they perform. Community Policing is both a philosophy and an organizational strategy that allows police and community residents to work closely together in new ways to solve the problems of crime, fear of crime,
My mother read to me every night until I fell asleep. I can remember having dreams about the fairytales she read to me. My father let me pick a book out of the Scholastic paper I use to get every month at school. It didn’t matter how much the book cost he never said no. Welty said, “Neither of my parents had come from homes that could afford to buy many books, but though it must have been something of a strain on his salary, as the youngest officer in a young insurance company, my father was all the while carefully selecting and ordering away for what he and Mother though we children should grow up with.”(Welty, 391) I remember my father giving me his old Hardy Boys books when I was about eight years old.
Magic man, Claire, and the kids started hanging out almost every day, having picnics and roasting marshmallows. Claire soon realized that even though Thomas had a speech disorder, he was just a normal human being who loved being around friends. Unfortunately, Magic man soon because accused of putting harm in Jamie’s way after he was seen carrying Jamie across the road. Jamie was unconscious and nobody believed that Thomas was just trying to help the little boy. The police was not the only one who thought he was guilty, but also Jamie’s family went against Thomas.