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  • What Is The Symbolism Of The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

    In Shirley Jacksons The Lottery, the author creates a story with symbolism, irony, and a ritualized tradition that masks evil, which demonstrates how people blindly follow tradition. Shirley Jacksons suggest about tradition that the lottery is part of the villager traditional life and still hold meaning to them in a way. “By withholding information until the last possible second, Jackson builds the stories suspense and creates a shocking, powerful conclusion” (Fomeshi, Behnam). Jackson uses small clues thought the dialogue of the story that indicate that something is up. An example from the text would be “Bobby Martin had already stuffed his pockets full of stones, and the other boys soon followed his example, selecting the smoothest and roundest stones” (The Lottery). By the end of the story we come to the horrific conclusion of the village’s tradition of what it really is. “Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones” (The Lottery). Also, when we are first introduced to the black box it gives off a strange vibe because, it is mysterious and is in bad shape and everyone is talking about but no one dares to go near it. “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 color, and in some places faded or stained (The Lottery)”. Shirley Jacksons also uses a ton of irony within the story the first example of irony would…

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  • Short Story Of Japes

    and Japes were the rookies to this game, and although they kept from passing out they had no clue how to play the exotic poker games continuously introduced. Shekelhound, like a hawk with his eye on all participants, made certain the pot remained properly anted and that everyone received the correct payout. He hated a cheater and he usually won the most money. The perspective of these professionals, both fascinating and refreshing to Japes, opened his eyes. Highly respected and working with…

    Words: 1861 - Pages: 8
  • The Crossroads Hotel Case Analysis

    knowing the ins and outs of all the computer systems, Japes worked him as best he could, establishing a quick relationship while attempting to decipher what happened. Although the youngster could not say officially what occurred, he soon recognized the malignant software cleverly attached through the Internet onto the hotel's computer. He recognized this program from another hotel and showed Japes how access was made from the parent companies reservation system. The Crossroads Hotel in and of…

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  • VP Of Finance Case Study: Shekelhound

    for much lower returns on their investments. Looking for the home run and a high rate of return on the investment created a high hurdle. Throughout this process, Japes informed All-in that the best returns on investment are limited service hotels which have less risk, less overhead, less operational expense, and have easier exit strategies. The marching orders, however, were to find a full-service hotel in a great location, which returned greater monies. These situations were few and far…

    Words: 1898 - Pages: 8
  • Enger's Peace Like A River Analysis

    counteracted by Davy’s skepticism toward religion. When Reuben asks Davy, “do you picture God tossing them out there like that or setting them up one by one,” (Enger 225); he quickly dismisses the question, replying “are you waxing poetic on me now,” (Enger 225). Although Reuben and Jeremiah are devoted to religion, Davy’s sarcastic reply to Reuben confirms his skepticism about faith. While Jeremiah survives through faith, Davy’s seeks practicality for survival in the Badlands. Specifically,…

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  • An Analysis Of Peace Like A River By Leif Enger

    “The skin bag” where a little devilish man comes and steals his breath. On page 183 Reuben is dreaming; “I dreamed a devilish little man came and stole my breath. He stepped through the door with a skin bag strung limp over his shoulder and with dispassionate efficiency crouched back and slugged me in the stomach.” Reuben eventually wakes up to having no breath and continuous thumping. The deeper meaning to this dream is that the shortly after, Reuben meets Jape Waltzer- who is the man Davy is…

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  • Peace Like A River Character Analysis

    he is being rewarded in heaven. Another place where I found that hands were mentioned was on page 253. On this page Jermiah is trying ask Roxanna to date him and he is confident in doing so. Reuben says “His shirt cuffs were rolled back smooth his hands and forearms looked ropy and fast, even at rest." Jeremiah's hands are described as being smooth. This represents that Jeremiah wants to take care of his body. His job as a janitor is to take care and clean things. Jeremiah has a clean soul and…

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  • Satire In Samuel Butler's Erewhon

    Dystopia has been a recurrent theme of popular and literary fiction since way back in the eighteenth century. Gulliver’s Travels (1726), Jonathan Swift’s restraining satire that’s been Disney-fied in the well-liked thoughts into a Lilliputian jape; in fact, the novel’s a lot shadier, posing a harsh appraisal of various portions of modern society criticized of by the Anglican Swift A slightly later, but also prominent, text has got to be Samuel Butler’s Erewhon, first issued anonymously back in…

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  • Examples Of Hypocrisy In The Canterbury Tales

    the brothers, the Persoun and the Plowman, and the humility of the Knight (and, to an extent, his company). There are some pilgrims that could be considered neutrally described, but receive little more than what their capacities are. And thus, the majority of the text hinges upon the descriptions of the aforementioned contrasted characters. He does this contrast in order to lift up the virtue of humility. Chaucer lays out hypocrisy in the ecclesiastic pilgrims firstly because it was something…

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  • Chivalry In The Canterbury Tale And The Miller's Tale

    At first, the story has same elements as the Knight’s tale: two seemingly good men tried to win over a beautiful woman who was related to a devoted carpenter. However, the reality is not nearly the same. Nicholas, who was supposed to be an educated scholar, attempted to steal his lord’s wife. Even so, he “made such a plea” (“The Miller’s Tale” 3288) consistently to Alison like a child to a point that the young wife “agreed at last” (3290). Then, to sleep with the wife, Nicholas masterfully built…

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