The Personality Of Individuality In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

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We as individuals are different in our own way, making us unique to one another and that 's the best thing about being human. However it’s not, our own unique individualities is the key problem for us as a society to have change. Making it even harder and impossible for one to change society. In the Lord of The Flies, a novel by William Golding tells a story about young schoolboys trapped on an island. Lived in paradise until the true human nature takes over turning boys into savages. “The Lottery,” a short story by Shirley Jackson a short about a small village that have chosen to follow traditions without questioning the true meaning. Winning the lottery means an ironical death of the chosen person. “Harrison Bergeron,” a short story by Kurt …show more content…
In the “The Lottery” changing the villagers ideas never worked out, any matter how hard or confident he/she is in believing in her ideas. “ ‘It isn’t fair, it isn’t right,’ Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her.” (Jackson 743). Tessie tried to change to people 's thinking about "changing" the rules so that she would live. However the odds were not in her favor, she was simply outnumbered by a village of 300. It 's both physically and mentally that one individual can compare to a group of individuals. Tessie tried to change the unchangeable because she had the confident to say what she wants but falls to do so. An individual 's perspective is already hard to change on it’s own, but a group is impossible to change especially if he/she doesn 't seem the …show more content…
In the Lord of The Flies, appearance on the island can affect power placements drastically. Piggy was unfit and appeared his appearance seemed ugly in the boy’s world, this first look caused him to the powerful in his society causing him to change nothing directly even if it was to help the greater good. “ ‘You’re talking too much,’ said Jack Merridew. ‘Shut up, Fatty.’ Laughter arose. ‘He’s not Fatty,’ cried Ralph, ‘his name’s Piggy!’ ‘Piggy!’ ‘Piggy!’ ‘Oh, Piggy!’ ” (Golding 21), “Who cares what you believe --- Fatty!” (Golding 90), “You shut up, you fat slug!” (Golding 91), “ ‘Let me speak.’ He was standing in the dust of the fight, and as the tribe saw his intention the shrill cheer changed to a steady booing. [..] ‘I tell you, I got the conch!” (Golding 179). These quotes shows that throughout the The Lord of The Flies, Piggy not only the victim of bullying and didn 't seem as an individual. His appearance overshadows his intelligent beliefs and ideas, continuously Piggy bullied and ignored all based on appearances. Besides Ralph and Simon, no one wanted him to rule and change their lifestyle because to the other boys Piggy was simply fat and ugly. Those two words is what keeps boys stuck on an island and people not to trust

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