In the middle of the poem, Sappho is trying to engage the reader into the moment of summer time. The season where we feel pure happiness and joy. It is shown tha... ... middle of paper ... ...orching days that I had dreaded being outside in, where all I wanted was the air conditioner and some ice water. It takes a great poet to show such great imagery and to be able to take the reader back. She shows us that no only humans enjoy the summertime, but the littlest things that we don’t think about on a day-to-day basis feel the same way.
With the very first words, Jackson begins to establish the environment for her plot. To begin, she tells the reader that the story takes place on an early summer morning. This helps in providing a focus of the typicality of this small town, a normal rural community. She also mentions that school has just recently let out for summer break, which of course allows the children to run around at that time of day. Furthermore, she describes the grass as "richly green" and "the flowers were blooming profusely."
The very first sentence of the story states, "The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full-summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green." This paints the picture of the ideal rural community. Jackson even throws in many gender roles. Mrs. Hutchinson arrives late and jokingly says, "Wouldn't have me leave m'dishes in the sink, now, would you. Joe?"
The gorgeousness of summertime is best enjoyed with a juicy watermelon. Nothing can quite capture the spirit of this season. It is a time when most cherish every hour and every day. The season comes and goes faster then any other, and a new school year is followed shortly after. In this poem, the author uses adjectives to explain the significance of both the season and the luscious fruit that is being enjoyed.
Shirley Jackson’s short story “The Lottery” goes through the process of a culture’s annual sacrifice. In this research paper the setting, symbols, plot, and how the story was taken when it was first released will be analyzed and will be studied more in depth to find the irony or specification of why she put certain people or object into the short story. First of the setting that Shirley Jackson made in the beginning of “The Lottery” creates this peaceful place that makes the reader happy. “On a clear and sunny [day], with the fresh warmth of a full summer day; the flower were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green” (Jackson 263). It starts off a beautiful, joyous day, school as just recently gotten out, the boys were running around and making a pile of stones, and the girls are all together talking and looking at the boys.
Symbolism plays a large role in "The Lottery" to set the theme of the story and make the reader question traditions. One of the main symbols of the story is the setting. It takes place in a normal small town on a nice summer day. "The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full summer day; the flowers were blooming profusely and the grass was richly green." (Jackson 347).This tricks the reader into a disturbingly unaware state, and to believe the lottery is something wonderful like it is today.
She also describes that school has just recently let out for summer break, letting the reader infer that the time of year is early summer. Shirley Jackson also seems to stress on the beauty of the day and the brilliance of nature. This provides the positive outlook and lets the reader relax into what seems to be a comfortable setting for the story. In addition, the description of people and their actions are very typical and not anomalous. Children play happily, women gossip, and men casually talk about farming.
“The morning of June 27th was clear and sunny, with the fresh warmth of a full summer day; the flowers were blossoming profusely and the grass was richly green. With such a beautiful and nice day going along with nice weather you would not think that death would end up occurring. At the end of the story when Mrs. Hutchinson is chosen for the lottery, it is ironic that it does not upset her that she was chosen. Tessie was really upset because of the way she is chosen she shows this by saying “It isn’t fair it isn’t right”. (5) Jackson use of irony gives the readers reason to think and expect the
Irony of The Setting in "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson The setting set forth by Shirley Jackson in the beginning of The Lottery creates a mood of peacefulness and tranquillity. This setting also creates an image in the mind of the reader, the image of a typical town on a normal summer day. Furthermore, Shirley Jackson uses the setting in The Lottery to foreshadow an ironic ending. First, Shirley Jackson begins The Lottery by establishing the setting. To begin, she tells the reader what time of day and what time of year the story takes place.
It wasn’t until late in the story when Mrs. Hutchinson was starting to protest that you felt something bad was going to happen. The setting of this village was great as well. You could see this little village with all the villagers gathering round for this lottery. The descriptions she used about the village made you feel upbeat as it was a bright sunny summer day and something good was in the air as everyone was gathering. The setting ties in with the foreshadowing of the events as you never expect what is going to happen early in the story.