We could speculate that if more of the | | |villagers were wealthy enough to have this option, they too would have deserted the infected | | |area. When Maggie and Brand flee, they are set upon by the people of the next village because | | |they are mortally afraid that these two former Bradford servants are plague carriers. So they | | |really can’t go anywhere. When Mompellion expresses that the “plague will make heroes of us | | |all,” he is referring to Brand’s rescue of Maggie. Brand’s guilt over Maggies’ predicament is | | |what forces him to go back and get her – but is this true heroism when he is acting out of | | |guilt
In this short story, tradition blindly pushes villagers to extremes and takes over their morality. The community is blinded by tradition, without realizing how it affects their morals. Mr. Summers, the oldest man in the village who is responsible for the lottery, appeals to people’s fear of ending the tradition. He tries to maintain it. The old man claims that there has always been a lottery and by giving up the lottery the villagers will get in trouble.
Regardless of the passage of time, few children of divorce are unable to provide some recollection of pain. Relationships are often strained, physiology and psychology is affected, and the future can seem bleak. When we understand the gravity with which a child is impacted by divorce, the hope is that couples will devote energy toward any and all opportunities to salvage the marriage. The psychological effects on children of divorce can be devastating and many divorcing couples are completely oblivious to how their private “War of the Roses” has lasting effects on their children. It is said: “Children are always the losers in divorce.”
There weren’t any simple answers to the questions in the readers mind. You had to re-read to understand whether the story was uninformative or you didn’t read the passage correctly. The girl in the story had a fake death because her family didn’t want their town finding out about who, or even what, she really was. I think that the family were a good symbol for the average olden time family who might have been very unhappy with children who were not born exactly how they wanted their perfect child to be. I felt the undertones of sadness in the story because of the aloneness and separation from the world that the
He got a baby daughter out of it. His daughter was a clean slate and didn’t know any of the father’s pitfalls at that point in time. It gave Troy somebody to talk to in his final days which for a man with so many opinions, it is the greatest closure they can have. These are the positive things that I saw from Troy; however, there are many more things that he destroyed because of his stubbornness. Troy destroys relationships over and over again throughout the play.
However, the habitual acceptance of the lottery has made ritual homicide a part of the community lore. When murmurs about change begin to drift through the town, the superstitious voice of Old Man Warner makes the townspeople fear that their whole way of life would fall apart without this grisly drawing. The random elements of society violence also appear as a theme in "The Lottery." There is no reason for Tessie Hutchinson to die other than that she happened to draw the wrong slip of paper. However, once that took place, she stopped being a member of the community.
From the beginning, it is evident that Louisa had the capacity to love and express all her emotions freely. When caught by Gradgrind at the circus, Louisa “looked at her father with more boldness than Thomas did”, illustrating how Louisa had more conviction and passion than her brother, Thomas, had. However, this passion that Louisa has is neglected and oppressed by Gradgrind. As a result, her inner qualities are described as “a fire with nothing to burn, a light with nothing to rest upon”. It is ultimately Louisa’s desire for her “starved imagination” to be developed, despite Gradgrind’s continuous banishment of it, which leads to her feeling empty, confused, and “miserable”.
She has to go everywhere we go.” When John Wesley was asked by the grandmother what he would do if confronted by the Misfit his reply was, “I’d smack his face.” But in the end we find this to be very untrue. The Misfit’s character is again the result of the breakdown in humanity, family values and all of the values that have been lost in today’s culture. The Misfit may have some social graces because he responds respectfully and apologizes to the grandmother for Bailey’s harsh comment, but there is some uneasiness about the morals his own father had as a role model. There is a hint that the Misfit’s father had a darker side and had some run-ins with the authorities. The Misfit explained to the grandmother, “Daddy was a card himself.
He doesn’t know any better and could possibly end up doing something really bad because of this feeling. Mrs. Joe also continuously mentions how Pip is lucky that she has brought him up ‘by hand.’ One day when Pip was asking questions about the marshes, Mrs. Joe loses her patience and yells at Pip, saying, “I tell you what, young fellow, I didn’t bring you up by hand to badger people’s lives out. It would be blame to me, and not praise, if I had. People are put in the Hulks because they murder, and because they rob, and forge, and do all sorts of bad; and they always begin by asking questions.”(Page 13) This places a lot of guilt on Pip, making him feel like he shouldn’t ask any questions at all. To tell a little kid not to ask so many questions is a terrible thing.
Very silly choice if you ask me’. She is very different to other parents because normal parents will complement their child even though they were horrible but Gwen instantly lists all the negatives factors of the play and say Meg was terrible. Gwen’s continuous nagging creates a barrier between her and Meg which Gwen is not able to get out of her domestic world. Furthermore, when Gwen was complaining to Jim that she did not have her keys, Jim tries to convince Gwen that he does not have the key but she tips all the contents of her handbag on the floor which shows she is in a very irrational nature. Gwen has a tendency to repeat a lot of words in order to get a message across which also can show anxiety, especially when she says ‘No.