Jermaine Jackson

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  • The Lottery: Why Do Good People Make Bad Choices?

    The Lottery. Why do good people make bad choices? “The Lottery” is something that you wouldn’t expect to happen. In the lottery, some people really didn’t want to continue doing it. Some people only care about themselves during the lottery. Did people of the village know that the lottery was bad? People didn’t want to continue the lottery. People of the village wondered why they had to continue the lottery while other villages quit doing it. People of the village didn’t want to vote,…

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  • Jack-O-Lantern In American Culture

    American society is strongly rooted in the old traditions of its country. The nation has always been a desired destination for immigrants from countries all over the world. Consequently, the traditions practiced by the country as a whole can often be traced back to the roots of one of the many subcultures that make up American culture. One such tradition, practiced for Halloween, is the jack-o’-lantern. The jack-o’-lantern is made by hollowing the inside of a pumpkin and then carving a spooky…

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  • Compare And Contrast The Federalist And Democratic-Republican Parties

    The Federalists and Democratic- Republican Parties had many different views but one of the main differences were their view of how we should have the government be governed. The Federalists believed in the rule of the wealthy. The Democrat- Republicans believed in the idea of rule of the people or democracy. In this paper I will tell you about the similarities and differences about the views of how the government should be represented. The Federalists believed in the idea of the rule of the…

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  • The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas: A Comparative Analysis

    Many people, families, and or groups of people have their own traditions that make them who they are; but what is tradition? Tradition is the transmission of customs or beliefs from generation to generation. Being a part of tradition is something to be proud of but what if that tradition is hurting others? “Tradition was the name given to those cultural features which, in situations of change, were to be continued to be handed on, thought about, preserved and not lost (Graburn 6). Tradition as a…

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  • What Is The Lottery Powerless Society

    “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, discusses a distinct class structure, which dictates the roles of the powerful and the powerless. The society appears to be egalitarian; however, it becomes abundantly clear that it is a capitalist society where oppression of the masses is evident. Those that accumulate the most wealth in the village, are those that become the most powerful; ultimately demonstrating the division of power and labour. The black box is crucial in the process of the lottery and is…

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  • Blindly Following Tradition In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

    accepted occasion. Wouldn't you want to change it? "The Lottery" tells of a village were they conduct a murder to have a good harvest. Jackson uses "The Lottery" to warn people of the dangers of blindly following tradition. Using characters like Tessie, Old Man Warner, and etc. we are able to see how this tradition is hurting the community. In “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, the villagers are slowly killing themselves by blindly following their tradition. The Lottery has been going on for…

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  • American Settlers Vs White Settlers Essay

    When the white settlers first came to America they were looking for gold and a better life. They were not the first habitants of the land. The Natives, who were there first, in many cases help the settlers by showing them how to hunt, how to survive the weather, showing them new types of crops like corn, squash, potatoes, use plants as medicine. The natives and the white settlers lived around each other and even adopt some of each other cultures. The Choctaws, Chickasaws, Cherokees, Creeks and…

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  • What Was Andrew Jackson's Accomplishments

    Andrew Jackson was considered to be a great leader of his time, as president and also before and after his presidency. He was the seventh president of the United States, served as a US Congressman for Tennessee, and was also a great military leader for the US throughout his life. Growing up, Andrew Jackson had a difficult, and different journey, but he ended up being successful. Things like British prison camps, losing his close family, becoming rich as a young adult, and getting a job as a…

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  • Significance Of Human Sacrifice In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

    In her short story, “The Lottery,” Shirley Jackson describes a small town’s obedience to tradition as villagers gather to determine which one of them will become that year’s human sacrifice. The lottery (considered a civic community event) takes place in the village square, in the corner of which is a pile of stones. As the villagers gather, the adults avoid the pile, but the young boys play near it, taking small stones to fill their pockets. The trappings of the lottery are described in detail…

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  • Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh Case

    In 1980, Bhagwan Shree Rajneesh came to Oregon in hopes to spread love and enlightenment. However, on September 17, 1984 a report was filed to the Wasco County Health Department regarding a food poisoning at local restaurant in a town called The Dalles. Reports of food poisoning kept coming and within a week there were 750 cases of illness. The Centers for Disease Control, or also known as CDC, later determined that the poisoning was not linked to poor worker hygiene, but was a deliberate…

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