• The Lottery 3 Pieces Of Paper
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    'The Lottery,' ; written by Shirley Jackson is a story that takes place in a small town of approximately three hundred residents. Every year on June 27 th the townspeople congregate in a giant mass in the middle of town, where the 'lottery'; takes place. This lottery is a ceremony in which each family throughout the town is represented by a tiny white piece of paper. The family representatives, who are the heads of the household, take turns drawing from a box that contains these three hundred pi...
  • Elizabeth Proctor Revenge Society Abigail
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    What role Revenge plays in The Crucible Revenge plays a major role in the story, 'The Crucible.' Due to the social structures of society and the confusion that existed upon the townspeople, because of the dancing in the forest by the teenage girls that lived in town, it was very easy for the townspeople to believe that witchery was the cause for all of this confusion. Suspicion arose among the towns' people to blame each other for these happenings. The doors now opened for all of the towns' peop...
  • A Rose Miss Emily
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    A Rose In the 1930's people still thrive on gossip, particularly in a small town. People are overly curious and cruel at times, especially when it comes to Emily Grierson's mental disorder. In " A Rose for Emily," William Faulkner traces Miss Emily's increasing dementia and foreshadows the surprise ending. The reader begins to see Emily's insanity early in the story. She not only refuses to accept her father's death, but she also refuses to let the townspeople bury him. The townspeople do not s...
  • Conformity And Obedience In An Enemy Of The People
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    Conformity and Obedience in An Enemy of the People An Enemy of the People, by Henrik Ibsen, is the story of a man named Dr. Thomas Stockman, who becomes a deviant to society. After discovering that the waters in the town's baths are polluted, Dr. Stockman tries to spread the news and have the baths shut down. He assumes that the townspeople will be happy to hear his news, since the water is what has been making everyone sick. However, many people in the town aren't very happy to hear such news,...
  • The Scarlet Letter And The Cru
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    When the topic of a Puritanical society is brought up, most people think of a strict and conservative society. While this may have usually been the case, this was not always so. The Puritan society was also known not to act out of brotherly love, but to cruelly lash out on those who were sinned, or were deemed unfit for society. Two works of literature that display both aspects of this society very accurately are The Scarlet Letter by Nathanial Hawthorn, and The Crucible by Arthur Miller. The Sc...
  • An Enemy Of The People
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    An Enemy of the People An Enemy of the People, written by Henrik Ibsen was a play written to show his disgust for the in felt during a hostile reception given to him by the Norwegian public and critics to his earlier play, Ghosts. An Enemy of the Peoples a story about a doctor that discovered that the town he lives in, has become a cesspool. After discovering the town's beloved bath, which is supposedly helps people get better and is the main reason the town has visitors from across the county c...
  • Scarlet Letter Townspeople Hester Puritan Society
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    The Scarlet Letter, written by Nathaniel Hawthorne, contains many profound characters. The townspeople intrigue the reader because they gradually evolve throughout the book, as would any solitary character. In the beginning of the novel, they are generally rigid and judgmental towards Hester, because she has committed adultery. Throughout the novel, they slowly allow Hester and her daughter into their community, but still look at them with suspicion and doubt. Finally, in the end of The Scarlet ...
  • Richard Cory Poetry Explication
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    Explication of Richard Cory The poem "Richard Cory" by Edwin Arlington Robinson is a poem written about the town aristocrat named Richard Cory. It is written with four quatrain stanzas with a rhyme scheme of a, b, a, b, for each stanza. The poet's use of hyperbole's and regal comparisons when describing Richard Cory help to elevate him above the townspeople, and his nonchalant mentioning of Cory's suicide leaves the reader in a state of shock. The first stanza of the poem introduces Richard Cory...
  • Townspeople Didn People Programs Government
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    Movie: The Grapes Of Wrath - The people and the Depression In the movie The grapes of Wrath, the Joads undergo the hit of the depression, they have to leave their farm. They go to California for jobs, but find there are few jobs, and it pays little, or at least less then what they were told. The government tried to start programs to house and employ people like the Joads. Since the people who already lived in the cities in which these developments were put didn't want them there anyway, they tri...
  • The Lottery 2 Man Warner
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    'Controversy and Conflict Hits the Lottery'; The short story 'The Lottery'; by Shirley Jackson is very well known because of the tradition of the village. Tradition is a big point issued to the people throughout their lives. The title 'The Lottery'; sounds as if something good is being given away. As you know after reading the story, that isn't the case at all. The tradition the village faces is very controversial. The tradition of the lottery is taken in many different ways, because it is unex...
  • Emilys Father Story Emily House
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    This story basically highlights the power of faith, choice, and truth for us as people. Browns vision might have been all in his head about the people around him, or it may even be the truth. If it is a dream his faith is actually gone because how can he love and believe if he cant even trust. If it is reality, Browns own choices of rejecting evil make him a stronger person, and it doesnt affect the others around him. They are able to continue with their fake identities pretending to be innocent...
  • Scarlet Letter Appearance Versus Reality
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    Appearance vs. Reality Nathaniel Hawthorne s, The Scarlet Letter, a dark tale of sin and redemption, centres around the small Puritan community of Boston during the seventeenth century. Things and places in The Scarlet Letter are not always what they seem to be. There are major differences in the appearance of something to the actual meaning and significance it carries. In the middle of the town market is a... weather-darkened scaffold... (Hawthorne 234) where sinners are made to face the conde...
  • The Many Facets Of Love
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    Love is a many faceted thing. It can be the best feeling in the world, or the bane of your existence. This is one of the central themes in A Rose for Emily, Faulkner s tale of twisted love. But what kind of love is it that pervades the entire text Is it the love of man and woman, the love out of respect for another, or the love of a tradition for years A Rose for Emily embraces all the facets of love, through different people s eyes. The foremost facet of love portrayed in the story is the love...
  • Allegory Of The Cave Vianne Chocolate Town
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    The Movie Chocolat is yet another story which parallels Plato's Allegory of the Cave. The story deals with a town full of people experiencing an awakening through the eating of chocolate. Vianne and her daughter open up a Chocolaterie in a small French town during the season of lent. They are met with stiff opposition from the mayor because of this and because they do not attend church. Slowly, the townspeople begin to visit the shop. When they enter Vianne asks them to look at a spinning clay p...
  • Gimpel Foolishness Townspeople
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    Adam Kay Professor deals English 220 March 16, 2001 Gimpel's Foolishness In many stories there are series of conflicts with an individual and his society. In "Gimpel the Fool," written by Isaac Bashevis Singer, there is conflict between Gimpel and the society in which he lives in. Gimpel is portrayed as a foolish man who has been getting stepped on by the townspeople ever since he was a child. In "Gimpel the Fool" Singer shows how society can abuse the weakness of one man for their own personal ...
  • Analysis Of Miss Emily
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    In William Faulkner's "A Rose for Emily," Miss Emily is Portrayed as a recluse from society who is set in her ways, "a sort of heredity obligation upon the town" (3). Faulkner uses several elements in the story to produce the character of Emily. Some of these elements may not be seen clearly, however, they are stated in the story. The reader is led to believe that Emily is heartless and sometimes a little demented, although feeling sorry for her at times. This picture is painted through her acti...
  • Analysis Of A Rose For Emily
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    Often in society, preconceived notions and ideas obscure facts. Many people believe things on the basis of tradition, rather than relying on signs that say otherwise. In William Faulkner's short story, "A Rose For Emily," the town allowed Emily to get away with murder because their attitude toward her blinded them from obvious clues. Viewed as a "fallen monument" (26), Emily Grierson was put on a pedestal by the inhabitants of Jefferson, Mississippi. Since Colonel Sartoris remitted her taxes aft...
  • Sargeant Christ Hughes Town
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    Langston Hughes's short story "On the Road" begins and ends realistically enough: his protagonist, Sargeant, enters a strange town one winter's night during the Depression and finds himself without shelter, as many did during this era. Hughes gives Sargeant the additional burden of being an African-American in the "white" part of town; therefore, he faces the perfectly plausible obstacles of shelters that "drew the color line" and racist police officers who beat and imprison him. But despite the...
  • A Rose For Emily
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    A Rose for Emily William Faulkner s short story, A Rose for Emily demonstrates that seclusion causes the inability to form relationships and people to go crazy. Emily turns psychotic after her father s death and cannot form a relationship with anyone. As a young adult, Miss Emily was very lonely. Her father would drive away all of her suitors. Because of her father doing this Emily never learned how to form a relationship with anyone. When her father dies Emily is only thirty years old. Miss Em...
  • Attitude Toward Emily Attitudes
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    Attitudes Towards Emily The townspeople's attitudes in " A Rose for Emily' are typical of a small town. Small towns have the distinction of containing the nosiest and most judgmental people that exist. Having been born and raised in a small town in Mississippi, I completely understand the townspeople in " A Rose for Emily.' It is mainly the women that are concerned with others‘ business. They have nothing to do during the day, so they sit and gossip with each other. Questions get asked whi...