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  • Pros And Cons Of Stoning

    Women have been victims of injustice for hundreds of years, but in Pakistan there is a particular form of torture that stands out amongst them all. Stoning is a form of capital punishment known to Pakistan, where a group of people throw stones at a man or women until he or she dies. Unfortunately, women are more often subjected to this form of punishment than men because of their status in society. Stoning is considered a form of execution by torture because it is a lot slower than other forms of execution. In other countries like Afghanistan and Iraq, stoning has been declared illegal, but it is still being practice extra judicially which means it is beyond the action or authority of the court. In modern times, allegations of stoning are politically sensitive, as in the case of Iran, which describes such allegations as…

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  • Stoned To Death In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

    The story symbolizes tradition, unquestioned traditions that exist not just in the society of the Lottery. The Lottery suggests collective mentality, despite Mr. and Mrs. Hutchinson being married he participates in the stoning of his wife, as do her children and friends. When a group is set in a tradition, people lose their individuality and may succumb to peer pressure. The fact that Mr. Hutchinson and her friends in the town can go from being neighbors and casual with each other one moment, to…

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  • The Lottery Change Analysis

    tradition to be a more anonymous way of killing to ensure that there is no one killer. The whole village is quartered into one place in order to take part in the event. Women, men, and children are enforced to participate in brutally stoning a victim to death and repeating it every year. Having the children create a “great pile of stones in the corner of the square” (Jackson 95) seems like innocent play until Jackson unravels in the ending that they are also contributors to the murder of the…

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  • The Morality Of Humanity In Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

    In Shirley Jackson’s deceiving short story “The Lottery,” an annual lottery is held by the community of a small town. Making the story deceiving, Jackson ends with the townspeople stoning the “winner” of the lottery to death. The annual lottery is a tradition the town has held for as long as the townspeople can remember. Although tradition has often been perceived as a positive idea, in “The Lottery,” it is the opposite. Tradition has caused the townspeople to become violent and inhumane, and…

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  • Dehumanization In The Lottery, By Shirley Jackson

    “forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box” (Jackson 7). Jackson uses stone as a symbol to suggest how the winner will die. Furthermore, these show how prepared and excited the villagers are about stoning one of their own members to death. In a modern world, she picks stones particularly, instead of knife or gun, because it is free and always available so that every member of the village, from young to old and poor to rich, can take part in the last, yet most thrilling part of the…

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  • Theme Of Irony In The Lottery

    Delacroix and Tessie Hutchinson at the beginning of the story seem to get along perfectly fine. Tessie arrives late to the town square and Mrs. Delacroix greets her very nicely. “Mrs. Delacroix, who stood next to her and they both laughed softly.” (Paragraph 8) Despite the fact they get along, when Tessie “wins” at the end, Mrs. Delacroix grabs a stone so large and so big she has to hold it with her both hands, while she also rushes to the front of the stoning to stone Tessie to death. It’s a…

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  • The Lottery Linking Detrimental Tradition Analysis

    Linking Detrimental Traditions to The Lottery Influential, award-winning author Shirley Jackson depicts a dystopian society in her world-renowned short story “The Lottery”. Jackson irrefutably illustrates how society can follow antiquated traditions to their detriment; consequently, empowering readers to form cogent connections to equivalently destructive traditions. Calamitous practices are present in multifarious countries in contemporary society: the tradition of female genital mutilation,…

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  • Tradition In The Lottery By Shirley Jackson

    Family and friends turn against one another and stone the winner to death. Though the winner, Tessie Hutchinson pleaded with her friends and family not to kill her, they do anyway, stones are thrown at her, and in the end they walk away. The whole story is horrifying and barbaric. At some point in the history of mankind death by stoning may have been used as a ritual to appease the harvest gods so that the harvest would be plentiful. Old Man Warner reminds the people, “Lottery in June,…

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  • Faulkner's Use Of Symbolism In A Rose For Emily

    sacrifice, this is also closely related to religion. Nonetheless the characters Mr. and Mrs. Dellacroix have no problem picking “a stone so large” to sacrifice someone else. According to an online article on UKEssays just because her name is religious does not mean that she Garcia5 will hesitate to “help kill her because of the tradition.” That same article also stated that “the church, usually seen as a positive influence, can sometimes turn on a person in the name is ritual and tradition.”…

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  • The Lottery By Shirley Jackson Rhetorical Analysis

    green.” This causes the reader to immediately have a positive image of the village. According to, the setting for this village was much similar to Shirley Jackson’s own. Overall, much of the inspiration for writing this short story was to be an allegory of the typical village life of that time. This entire town participates in this superstition of stoning one person each year in order for their crops to grow better. As Old Man Warner puts it “Lottery in June, corn be heavy…

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