Goldfish Vs. Majority Opinion Essay

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People have evolved. Something that goes along with evolution is acceptance. Although some have taken longer than others, which is basically most of the people in the world. There was a quote at the beginning of this unit said by Barbara Jordan,”We, as human beings, must be willing to accept people who are different from ourselves.” In this unit we read many passages but when I think back three stand out, “What, of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?”, “The Lottery”, also “Texas v. Johnson Majority Opinion.” They each have a message of acceptance, shown in differentiating ways. For instance, in “What of This Goldfish, Would You Wish?” Sergei Goralick is a man that lives in Jafa, Israel. He moved there to get away from the noise being made in his house. “His father had been a Zionist, which was …show more content…
“ Used to be a saying about ‘Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon.’ First thing you know,we’d all be eating stewed chickweed and acorns. There’s always been a lottery.” he added petulantly”(lines 195-198). The saying in this quote is the story of how the tradition of the lottery started.Right when they begin to pull names Mrs.hutchinson comes in late. As fate would have it her husband pulled the black dot. The entire Hutchinson family, other than the ones who married already, had to pull again. Mrs.Hutchinson the last to show up was the one to get the second dot. When they started to throw the rocks she screamed “It isn’t fair, it isn’t right”(line 328). In this passage the author, Shirley Jackson, was trying to explain the acceptance of their ancestors for creating the tradition. Earlier in the passage Mrs.Adams said, “some places have already quit lotteries”(line 201). This shows that some towns have already thought thoroughly on the matter to stop the tradition and letting go of acceptance of the origins of the