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    The movie Stoning of Soraya M. tells a horrifying story of injustice. It is based on the true story of a woman whose abusive husband, Ali, wants a divorce so that he can marry a fourteen year old girl. Soraya is the mother of his four children and knows that without their father’s support her children would starve to death. She refuses to give Ali a divorce. Ali finds another way out of the marriage. He accuses Soraya of being an unfaithful wife and committing adultery with the local mechanic

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    The Stoning of Soraya M.

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    The Stoning of Soraya M. is a film based on the book of the same name by Freidoune Sahebjam, a French-Iranian journalist. Both the film and the book are clearly from a feminist perspective. They make a clear case against the Iranian Sharia Law system, championed by Zahra, the aunt of the titular character, Soraya. While acknowledgement of an individual's right to choose and freely practice their religion is laudable, more important is the recognition that there is a clear moral distinction between

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    Shirley Jackson's The Lottery

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    “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson has been criticized, but its longevity and durability prove it stands the test of time. In the article, “Jackson’s The Lottery,” the author A.R. Coulthard finds a deeper meaning in the story which other critics have not. Coulthard believes the story is a “parable of the evil inherent in human nature” rather than “an assault on mindless cultural conformity,” as other critics have suggested (Coulthard 226). Coulthard shows how something that most likely began as a primitive

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    coming together for what seems to be enjoyable, festive, even celebratory occasion. However, the pleasant description of the setting creates a façade within the story. The setting covers the very ritualistic and brutally violent traditions such as the stoning of Mrs. Hutchinson, who dared to defy tradition. It is very apparent that tradition is very coveted in this small, simple town. This can be proven by the ancient, black box used for the lottery and the significance of farming for the community. Farming

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    Symbolism means like any place, person or thing that is something but can be interpreted in a different way. The Lottery by Shirley Jackson is a short story that shows symbolism, to give hints about the story in all the characters and objects in the story. This Short story takes place in the summer where a small town has a lottery every year round. The person that wins the lottery has a huge impact on the town and the crops that grow in it. Old man Warner is the oldest in the town and has

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    villagers show their fear of the lottery (Jackson 863). However, once they find out who is going to be stoned, Tessie Hutchinson, they seem to actually enjoy the stoning. One villager picks up a stone so big she can barely carry it; someone even gives Tessie’s youngest son a few pebbles to throw at his mother. Their overall attitude about the stoning is summed up by the phrase "and then they were... ... middle of paper ... ...f their family (Jackson 867). In everyday life, we posses the same selfish

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    draws a slip of paper, with a black dot on it, the one that Mr.Summers had put on it the night before. Bill Hutchinson was selected, so his family immediately started to protest after it becomes crystal clear that the prize is actually a death by stoning; the village participates in the ritual annually. The Lottery is a tradition every year, so it wouldn't make very much sense to not continue it. For the villagers, it’s a normal thing, it’s a tradition. While it makes for an entertaining story, this

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    Lottery The Lottery

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    Mrs. Hutchinson’s family seems to act as if they do not care that they are stoning her, and only care that they are following the tradition and rules of the annual lottery. The only way for the lottery to work year after year is if the family of the one being stoned does not act out emotionally, otherwise they would petition for

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    Sacrifice In The Lottery

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    theme of society continuing traditions, ideas and practices in fear and dependency on a superior power. Human sacrifices are made in desire to return prosperity and luxury. The Lottery is about a small town that annually performs a human sacrifice by stoning one who gets 'the lottery,' to death. In the story's case, a character named Tessie Hutchinson receives the lottery, and is stoned to death by the

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    bias or judgmental. Mrs. Hutchinson protests the process of the lottery and the town’s methods, “It isn’t fair, it isn’t right” Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her.” (Kennedy & Gioia, 2013, pp. 256). The interpretation of the stoning is that the town quantifies the reason to murder to satisfy the harvest. The point of view of materialism in the Rocking Horse Winner by D.H. Lawrence is the seen from inside the mind of child in the story, Paul. “He went off by himself, vaguely

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