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    The author of The Lottery, Shirley Jackson, makes use of symbolism throughout her short story to get her intended purpose across to the audience. Throughout the storyline, the image of the “black-box” is mentioned approximately 20 times. This box plays quite a large role in the plot of the story in that the pieces of paper inside of it ultimately determines the fate of one the villager’s lives. Whichever individual draws the sheet of paper from the black box with the black dot on is plagued with the fate of the lottery. This villager is sentenced to death by means of stoning by the hands of the remaining townspeople. The “black-box” is representative of the old ways of which the members of the town live and the control the box has over the people as well as, ultimately, the death that emerges in the practice of the “black-box”. The characters in this short story follow a long standing tradition from the past, which is “The Lottery” and have been doing so for quite some years. When reading the text of this story, it becomes apparent that the box itself is falling apart, yet the people still use it in fear of stepping outside of this history. In extension, the current box used for the lottery is said to have pieces…

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    highlights the ignorance that is carried through the practice of old traditions, specifically human sacrifice. As the plot revolves around a town who is too stubborn to let go of the “lottery” the towns people use the black box as a physical representation of the lottery to carry out the deed. The black box signifies the central theme of traditions and its rituals associated with the sacrifice . The black box becomes a physical manifestation to the townspeople to continue the ritual while the…

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    Black Box Ideas

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    4. What two important ideas in science education were illustrated through the Black Box activity? Idea 1: The black box activity demonstrated two concepts of science, the first was the Nature of Science. This refers to the main principles and concepts that define science. It discusses the characteristics found in scientific knowledge, along with a variety of concepts such as bias, uncertainty, limitations, and reliability. Idea 2: Another concept that was illustrated through the black…

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    Black Box Symbolism

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    The black box is the core process of the lottery since all villagers names are placed in it before a “winner” is determined. While the villagers get started for the lottery, the narrator mentions, “The black box grew shabbier each year; by now it was no longer completely black but splintered badly along one side to show the original wood color, and in some places faded and stained.” (Jackson 284). By describing the appearance of the black box, the black box symbolizes a physical manifestation of…

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    The Black Box Experiment

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    What is the scientific method some people may ask? In the black box experiment I will be explaining what the scientific method. This paper will also include what the experiment is and how I discovered my hypotheses along with the theory to get my answer. I will also be explaining what some of these scientific terms are that you may not fully understand. The scientific method is a way to ask and answer scientific questions by making observations and doing experiments. Picture the scientific…

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    Jackson’s Tradition During a summer day bright with sunlight, a town celebrates an ancient tradition that concludes with the sacrifice of the winning leader of the household. Mr. Hutchinson picks the winning black-smudged slip of paper from the infamous black box, but his wife objects, resulting in her immediate five family members having to draw from the box. She gives her husband a second chance at life, but unfortunately, the second drawing results in Mrs. Hutchinson’s unjustifiable death…

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    In addition, it was made up with previous parts of the old box to keep tradition “There was a story that the present box had been made with some pieces of the box that had preceded it, the one that had been constructed when the first people settled down to make a village here (The Lottery)”. Furthermore, the box holds the ticket slips for voting but this symbol suggest death will come from the box that it is a traditional coffin.” Like the lottery as a whole, the black box has no functionality…

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    Examples Of Panopticism

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    look at a tutorial as a 'network' and the 'actors' as items such as students, pens and chairs. Each person or thing having the ability to influence the 'network'; materiality being just as significant as the individual. Each actor is often not thought about and gets 'black-boxed' until something goes wrong, for example, the tutor being unavailable, in turn the 'network' breaks down. A key concept in ANT is labelled 'translation' which seeks to describe device packages such as the 'black box'…

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    Levi 's relationship with her father; she loves him but is frustrated at the emotional toll it takes on her. Levi’s use of word choice begins with hostility to express her antipathy towards her father but ends with her awe of his laugh; she is waiting for her father to “explode” the “black box” with his “idea of / fatherhood.” When she does this she is demonstrating anger towards the father and it’s confirmed when she calls him a “recalcitrant child”. She is in a way referring to herself as a…

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    In the short story The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, villagers of a small town gather together on a beautiful day for the annual town lottery. This lottery requires that all the members of the community draw sheets of paper to determine a “winner”. The person who pulls the card with the black dot is the “winner”. The winner of this lottery ends up being stoned to death by the entire community due to an ancient ritual that says their crops will grow better when someone gets stoned (human…

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