One example of a character is Old Man Warner. When someone tells him they have quit doing the lottery Burge, 2 in other communities he says “pack of crazy fools” (Jackson, 3). Another character that explains theme is the Hutchison family. Even though everyone was worried that Little Dave would get picked no one resisted against the lottery. Also Tessie tried objecting and no one took her side and helped her.
This is due to the power of group pressure which suppresses and shuns the views of the individual. The townspeople in this story are not evil. Individually, many of them seem downcast and hesitant about the lottery, dreading what is to come. Also, many of the townspeople feel empathy for the younger villagers showing relief when they are not picked. Joe Romano conveys this in his essay “Sacrifice, Solidarity, and Senselessness” by stating, “The fear that the village girls show when they see Nancy choose her slip of paper and the “general sigh” that the crowd exhibits fear that the village feels as it risks its youngest members” (Romano 849).
You and your hunting! We might’ve gone home- “(Golding 93). This quote is about how Jack goes off on his own, knowingly going against the rules for his short-term goal of hunting, and due to his actions, the group paid the ultimate price and missed their chance to be rescued. Due to the childish actions of the boy’s, and the inability to work with one another, it is impossible for them to establish a functional form of democracy. Rebellious kids are not only in works of fiction, they occur every day in modern society, according to Abby Ohlheiser’s article “Woman called ‘Mom of the Year’ After Beating a Young Man out of Baltimore Riots” posted in the Washington Post, she states that “I wish I had more parent’s take charge of their kids tonight”(n.pag.
Just as in story, The Lottery, the villagers believe they would fall into hardship if someone were not to suffer. While carrying this secret burden they unknowingly notice to their very own struggle. “But we do not say the words of cheer much anymore. All smiles have become archaic”. (Omelas, 259).
Quote Analysis for The Crucible by Arthur Miller “Parris: …Let me know what you done there. Abigail, do you understand that I have many enemies?”(Miller 1.8). Parris has just learned that his daughter and niece have been involved in the summoning of spirits. Instead of worrying about their reputation as the participants, he immediately worries about his own name. This immediately shows that Parris is not the Godly character he is set up to be by the town and foreshadows that he is a corrupt leader in the village and that he will eventually be an antagonist.
Abigail used to be a servant in the Proctor household, but once Goody Proctor found out about John and Abby’s relationship, she fired Abigail. This caused Abigail to have vindictive feelings towards Goody Proctor. Ignorance is displayed through Giles Corey, another character in Act 1. His description at the bottom of page 40 explains how he is an ignorant man. “He didn’t give a hoot for public opinion, and only in his last years-after he had married Martha-did he bother much with the church.
In paragraph four, Esperanza used a synecdoche to show that even though she inherited her great grandmother name, she did not want to follow the same path as her. Esperanza stated, “I have inherited her name, but I don’t want to inherit her place by the window “ (110). Her great grandmother was trapped in a compulsory marriage and longed for an escape. Esperanza was also teased at school she said, “At school they say my name funny as if the syllables were made out of tin and hurt the roof of your mouth” (110). Meaning the kids at school had a difficult time pronouncing her
When Alexandra confronts her about the Cunninghams, she judges the Cunnighams based on their family status, saying, “Don't be silly Jean Louise... women aren't interested in that kind of people.” (300). The significance of this is that Alexandra shows her ignorant views by saying that even if Walter is perfect in every physical way, his heritage brands him to be inferior to their family. While Scout believes that people are not related to their heritage, the rest of the town shows that the status of an individual is bound to their initial families. This is shown when Ms. Merriweather complains that it was the Robinson family’s fault that Tom was convicted “Thing that church ought to do is...they grumbled all day after that trial” (309-310). Scout learned that Ms. Merriweather thinks Helen Robinson should be reprimanded because it is her skin color and her unfaithfulness to the church that caused their misfortune.
When these phrases are heard for the first time, the immediate responds is to ignore; mainly because it sounds prattle. Needless to say, for those individuals who decide that the warning isn’t for them, they always become involved in situations that make them wish that were smart enough to listen to them. In the book, “An Evening in Guanima,” there are many stories where the characters refuse to listen and made grave mistakes or learnt valuable lessons. In “The Gaulin Wife,” the winsome Bachelor’s grandmother who raised him warned, “Listen boy, you guh pick ‘til you pick needle wit’out eye.” Yet he never listens treating everyone as if they were beneath him, “Wit’ dem pop eye she gat, her ma musse pity frog or goggle-eye fish.” However, initially it was obvious that the man was going to get exactly what he dissevered. His first downfall was not being able to have a child.
Me sista, she had to leave us” May doesn’t even belong with her mother anymore because she is dead “Mungi and the stingray lay around in my beating mind” May remembered the stingrays pain just like the pain her mother would have gone through “Everything, through Aunty’s tired eyes, was bad luck. Bad luck until she won the Tip Top Bread Grocery Grab. After the win everything seemed to be a game, a gamble” May felt she could belong with her aunty. But after her aunty winning something she is now a drinker and a gambler. May doesn’t want to belong to