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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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    are not purchasing a good, whether it is the gas that we put in our car, or the new shoes that we get from the outlet mall or even the wifi that we buy in our homes. Literature Review There are several articles on the topic of the retail trade and the effects that “Big Box Retail” has had on the…

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    How To Solving The Pebbles

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    four boxes and how she divide the pebbles equally. Vesa chose boxes and placed one pebble at the time in each box until she run out of the pebbles, and then counted how many she had in each box: “There is three in each box.” The adult give her more pebbles and asked her to equally divide them between five boxes. She divided pebbles between boxes, counted how many she has in each box, wrote the correct number on a note paper and stick it on a box. When all boxes were counted and had the numbers…

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    so that it would go faster and gave me a pocket knife to make me feel better. As I opened the first box I realized that it was full of clothes. Mark found books in his box, another box was full of trophies from soccer and basketball. All these boxes were full of someone’s personal things, we decided that it all belonged to the family that was living there before us and they probably just forgot to take this stuff. I opened up the last box and inside it was this other box. The box was small and…

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    One Day Research Paper

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    below us was probably the most beautiful sight I have ever seen. The clear waters with the beautiful reefs and exotic fish. The helicopter pilot said it was probably the most beautiful day that he had ever seen. He was so mesmerized by it, that he lost control, and the helicopter crashed. There were only 2 parachutes, and at that time I was only a small child. My dad and the pilot couldn’t survive. Late that night, after my homework was done,I heard a loud crash from the garage. I tiptoed…

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    wrap the presents,” they whispered, hopping onto the table and trying to push boxes. She watched, horrified at first, but after a while she adjusted to the way they looked and was bothered more by them trying so hard to move boxes that were clearly too big for them. She inched her way over and picked up a tiny jewelry box. She rolled out a little bit of paper onto the floor, cut it to the right size, and put a roll of tape next to it. She put the jewelry box in the middle. “Why don’t you guys…

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    Essay On Raystown Lake

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    As I began to slowly open it, the sharp creakiness of the hinge grew louder. Just as I had fully opened the lid of the box, “whish!!” A rodent of some sort flew across the pile of wood in the box, and I slammed the lid shut and ran inside. I then took the remainder of mine and my father’s bags to the upstairs loft area while still trembling. The rest of the night was very peaceful for everyone. We ate some delicious tasting pizza from a local pizzeria and relaxed by playing some board games and…

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    symbolism to show that evil can be present in the most innocent environment, resulting in society being tainted with dark illusion. Superstitious tradition symbolized an important role to the people in this village. Mr. Summers a man that was in charge of the majority of the events in the town, always spoke about making a new black box but never did. (134) The people of the village would rather keep the same box rather than upsetting tradition with something new. As the people in the village…

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    Coffins Persuasive Speech

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    see a box. So for me to see and possible use coffins differently, I need to break down what that means to me. Well it would completly incompass a human body, much like a protection bubble would. So they could mean protection, and if it is made out of stone it would be less like that anything physical could penatrate it. It could also be used as a symbol of communcated with the dead or the ancestors. The ancient egyption used coffins, sarcaficuse. to protect the dead and too see them into…

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    Electric Job Experience

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    This previous summer, an opportunity to work for my father’s electric company arose. The job entailed driving a thirteen-foot tall box truck with a coworker to Umpqua banks in Oregon and Washington that had relocated or closed down and “decommissioning” them by removing all technology equipment. That includes: computers, cash counters, printers, telephones, and anything that uses electricity. We would take every piece of technology and catalog them into an excel sheet with their serial and model…

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