The worst of these are mosquitoes and telemarketers. Some of the worst ways mosquitoes annoy the American Public are the millions of bug bites we are covered with every year and the downright angering noise that they make. This drives us to exterminate this annoyance by doing the only logical, and smartest, thing we can come up with: Kill Them. Now, with telemarketers it is different, yet practically the same. These bloodsucking fiends keep calling and calling till we have no more energy to answer the phone.
By doing that, the author was trying to suggest that terrible events can occur at any given time or place in the world (The Lottery 144). Another story element is the characters. The author uses many characters to prove that if people somehow think it is the right thing to do, they are literally capable of destroying themselves. Many people in the town who seemed to be nice friends of Tessie are the ones tha... ... middle of paper ... ...tery 145). Finally, during the Cold War time period there was also a “Communist ‘“witch hunt”’ that continued for…four years,” which many people were hurt and killed by (The Lottery 146).
Evil in To Kill A Mockingbird "Our greatest evils flow from ourselves" (Tripp 192). This statement, by Rousseau, epitomizes many points of evil that are discussed in Harper Lee's To Kill A Mockingbird. In our world today, we are stared in the face everyday with many facets of evil. These nefarious things come in several forms, including, but not limited to discrimination of sex, race, ethnicity, physical appearance, and popularity, alcoholism, drug abuse, irresponsibility, and even murder. The occurrences of evil and wrong-doing in To Kill A Mockingbird further along Scout's maturation into a young woman.
These actions are abundant in “The Monsters Are Due on Maple Street,” for instance when the power goes off in the neighborhood, people turn on each other to figure out who caused the blackout. This insane paranoia led to these once peaceful neighbors and friends to begin suspecting each other of being the monsters who shut off all the power. Every little thing such as a working car, a light turning on, and even making a joke about being a monster caused the neighbors to all place suspicion on each other. And just as soon as one person thought someone was a monster, the rest of the neighborhood quickly agreed. This symbolizes McCarthyism in that people were just as frantic to accuse each other of being communists over minor
What is the scariest thing that makes people terrifying? The answer is totally different individually. However, if someone takes the time to think deeply and confront our society today, the answer would be the human. People commonly hear about murderers through the media, so many people live in a horror and find it dreadful to come out of house. “We have met the enemy, and his is us” (Walt Kelly, Pogo).
Nineteen innocent people are hanged on the signature of Deputy Governor Danforth, who has the authority to try, convict, and execute anyone he deems appropriate. However, we as readers sense little to no real malice in Danworth. Rather, ignorance and fear plague him. The mass hysteria brought about by the witchcraft scare in The Crucible leads to the upheaval in people’s differentiation between right and wrong, fogging their sense of true justice. When Arthur Miller wrote The Crucible in the early 1950’s, the United States was experiencing a modern “witch hunt” of its own.
Considering San Diego is the second largest military base in the world which makes them a target by the terrorist. This is horrible! Americans have been overtaken by fear. In our cities, we have witnessed the growth of crime, drugs, and street gangs. We have our own home-grown terrorists: crazed school kids, shooting in columbine high school in Denver, the bombing and destruction of federal building in Oklahoma City by Timothy McVeigh, the anti-abortion fanatics and the Skin heads, who racially against all minorities.
Rumors have destroyed many homes. In To Kill a Mockingbird, Boo Radley is an example of whom has been through prejudice for almost his entire life. As young children, Jem and Scout Finch are led to believe that Boo Radley is a horrifying man. People have set his image as a horrifying guy who likes to eat dead animals and is cruel. Unfortunately, their opinion of him has been influenced all the people that live in maycomb to believe he is a cruel man and he is nothing but scary.
However the drone strike is not a perfect weapon, it is said that for every one terrorist killed, fifty civilians are killed by accident. With this silent weapon, we have instilled something very familiar to these foreigners, we have instilled fear. Shocking isn’t it, that thousands of miles overseas the same fear we receive when we confront our inner demons is the same fear that the oh-so foreign Pakistan feels every time they hear a low hum and see a shiny drone looming in the distance. While it is true Pakistan is different than us, there remains an aspect of society that is as pervasive as emotion itself, fear. Fear of death, fear of terror, fear of the unknown.
Every event can be made to look bad by a certain camera angle. Every picture and camera is biased to someone's certain point of view. That point of view could either be of a bad or good emotional state. The pictures from 911 are showing the emotions, that he American public wants to feel. In order for America to feel good about killing hundreds of Afghannies we have to see these bad images over and over again so that we can not feel the littlest sympathy for those of the families that we bomb everyday.