Tradition vs. Change and Modern Society In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”, Jackson is able to express his view on the world by writing a short story on topics such as tradition, change, and age. To give an example of tradition, Jackson writes, “Mr. Summers spoke frequently to the villagers about making a new box, but no one liked to upset even as much tradition as was represented by the black box” (Jackson 1). This quote most nearly means that some of the townsfolk do not want to change the tradition even if it’s only getting a new box to hold papers in. This relates to the modern world because people still, to this day, stick to their traditions and live a simple, older lifestyle. The theme of tradition is one that Shirley Jackson uses throughout his stories to emphasize his view on the world. Another theme included in his writing is the element of change. An example of change shows up in his piece, “They do say, "Mr. Adams said to Old Man Warner, who stood next to him, "that over in the north village they're talking of giving up the lottery” (Jackson 4). This quote expresses the want or suggestion for change in life or tradition. Lastly, ‘The Lottery”, also shows how age can affect how people want to keep the same tradition or change to a completely new one or just slightly tweaking it. For example, “ Old Man Warner snorted. ‘Pack of crazy fools,’ he said. ‘Listening to the young folks, nothing's good enough for them. Next thing you know, they'll be wanting to go back
In the 21st century, the lottery is a cheap and rare way to earn large amounts of money, just by luck. Although I’m not allowed to play in the lottery yet, my parents and grandparents always participated in the lottery, like it was their favorite pastime. I understood from a young age that the lottery wasn’t about skill, it was about luck, and sometimes, there’s not enough luck to go around. The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson, is about the true luck of winning the lottery, held in a small town full…
below. For TWO of the following 4 cases,answer the following questionson a separate sheet of paper:
1. What are the relevant Facts?
2. What are the ethical Issues?
3. Offer your opinion on what actions should be taken (at least 2-3 paragraphs)
Case Study 1
Incredible Shrinking Potato Chip Package
Topic: Cost vs. price vs. value issues
Julie, Brand Manager for potato chips at a regional salty snacks manufacturer
Dave, Marketing Director for the regional salty snacks…
Directions: Complete each section of the Pre-Interview Worksheet below. Although students are not required to conduct an interview as research for the final project, the process of thinking about potential questions and responses related to the final project topic will help stimulate further ideas and questions related to conducting relevant and reliable research. Of course, you may also decide to interview the person discussed here or another appropriate subject and use…
find, rather than past tense found, to refer to the published work.
5. Which choice shows the correct format for the second parenthetical citation of the Jeffrey T. Swan, Dennard Q. Rail, Mary N. Bushcombe (1995) source in a later paragraph in paper, using the following sentence: . In addition, the authors suggested that admissions officers should have frank discussions with applicants that clearly outline what the graduate program demands, expects, and requires of students.…
his class at Mason Junior High, but he does not feel comfortable at school. Though he is proud when the students elect him class president, he feels like a “pink poodle”—more of an oddity than a human being. In history class Malcolm finds only one paragraph on black history in the textbook. The teacher laughs as he tells Malcolm’s class that though the slaves have been freed, black people are still lazy and dumb. Malcolm tells his English teacher, Mr. Ostrowski, that he wants to become a lawyer. Though…