The Lottery

The Birth of a Nation and Greed Jeremiah Chua The progress of the film industry was remarkably fast in the first quarter of this century. I have chosen two films namely The Birth of a Nation (1915) and Greed (1924) for comparison and contrast to show how much the industry had evolved within the short span of nine years. These two films are chosen for the short time span between them. This short time span will enable us to evaluate the development of the film industry in terms of the psychologica
Call of the Wild Anonymous Dear Jake, I will be glad to tell you about a really great book I read lately. It is called Call of the Wild, by Jack London. It has 104 pages and is a fiction book. The Call of the Wild has a very interesting plot. It is centered around a St. Bernard and Scotch Shepard mix, named Buck. At home, which was a large house called Judge Millers Place, in the sun kissed Sanata Clara Valley, he ruled over all dogs. Buck was Judge Miller's inseperable companion, until a man na
The Lottery Anonymous At the end of The Lottery, by Shirley Jackson, Tessie Hutchinson said, It isn't fair. Tessie was correct; the lottery wasn't fair. Death wasn't fair, especially if you were the sacrificial lamb for the sake of tradition. Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon, took many innocent lives each year since the first settlers. Unfortunately, the Hutchinson family was facing this dilemma. They knew that one of their members would be sacrificed by the villagers for harvest. Sadly
My Goals and Aspirations Mike Calimbas It is sad how my expectations have gone down with every year of high school, but I guess that is just what the real world is all about. I started my freshman year out talking about wanting to be a doctor or a scientist or a millionaire. I am about to leave high school not having a clue on what I want to do with my life. I has been hard to observe my grades going from practically straight A's as a freshman to the sad state of nearly having my credits denied
Essay on Caesar Unknown In Shakespeare's play of Caesar Brutus is a conspirator who portrays a person who favors a republic for Rome. Brutus is an honorable man. Many characters in the play show there reverence for Brutus. Brutus exemplifies his honor in many ways. Brutus is obsequious when he is needed to abet his fellow romans. Brutus is an honorable man. Am I entreated to Speak and Strike? O Rome I make thee promise, If the redress will follow, then receivest thy full petition at the hand
Julius Caesar Unknown In Shakespeare's play of Caesar Brutus is a conspirator who portrays a person who favors a republic for Rome. Brutus is an honorable man. Many characters in the play show there reverence for Brutus. Brutus exemplifies his honor in many ways. Brutus is obsequious when he is needed to abet his fellow romans. Brutus is an honorable man. Am I entreated to Speak and Strike? O Rome I make thee promise, If the redress will follow, then receivest thy full petition at the hand of
Self-Concepts in Julius Caesar Unknown All people have definite concepts of self. In different situations, one may feel short, tall, smart, slow, fast, talkative, reserved, etceteras. These self-concepts are usually very different than how others opinions of us. Depending on one's actions, words or even tone of voice, one may misrepresent oneself and be misinterpreted. One may be so arrogant or so humble that they prevent themselves from seeing themselves through others' eyes. In William Shakesp
Tradition: Everyday Use and The Lottery Pia Adams Tradition is an important part of everyone's life. Some people follow traditions so deeply rooted in their everyday life that they don't even recognize them as such. Why do you cook rice a certain way? Well, that's the way Grandma always did it. Others hold tradition above anything else. They feel that it is very important to follow these established customs and cannot even imagine rebelling against them although they may be hurtful in some w
The Chinese Room Revisited Whole forests have been wasted in the effort to refute the Chinese Room Thought Experiment proposed by Searle in 1980 and refined (really derived from axioms) in 1990. The experiment envisages a room in which an English speaker sits, equipped with a book of instructions in English. Through one window messages in Chinese are passed on to him (in the original experiment, two types of messages). He is supposed to follow the instructions and correlate the messages received
Genetic Engineering: A leap in to the future or a leap towards destruction? Unknown Introduction Science is a creature that continues to evolve at a much higher rate than the beings that gave it birth. The transformation time from tree-shrew, to ape, to human far exceeds the time from an analytical engine, to a calculator, to a computer. However, science, in the past, has always remained distant. It has allowed for advances in production, transportation, and even entertainment, but never in hist
JFK: Was His Assassination Inevitable? Unknown A popular misconception is that President John F. Kennedy's assassination was an isolated event perpetrated by one man. This could not be farther from the truth. Instead, it was the result of a complex combination of domestic and foreign events. When President Kennedy was in office, he had to deal with many issues, ranging from business and finance to crime-fighting and war issues. Perhaps it is not as important to decide who it was that killed him,
Thomas Jefferson Unknown The third president of the United States, a diplomat, statesman, architect, scientist, and philosopher, Thomas Jefferson is one of the most eminent figures in American history. No leader in the period of the American Enlightenment was as articulate, wise, or conscious of the implications and consequences of a free society as Thomas Jefferson. Thomas Jefferson was born on April 13, 1743, at Shadwell, a tobacco plantation in Virginia. His father, Peter Jefferson, was a sel
Comparison of 1984 by George Orwell to the actual 1984 Harlan Milkove Since the onset of the United States, Americans have always viewed the future in two ways; one, as the perfect society with a perfect government, or two, as a communistic hell where free will no longer exists and no one is happy. The novel 1984 by George Orwell is a combination of both theories. On the bad side, a communist state exists which is enforced with surveillance technology and loyal patriots. On the good side, ho
Gambling Josh and Justin Gambling, while it lowers taxes and creates jobs, it also causes addicts to lose money and therefore creates a higher crime rate. A Quick History of Gambling. Gambling was a popular pastime in North America long before there was ever a United States. Playing cards and dice were brought over by both the British and the Dutch. By the end of the 17th century, just about every countryseat in colonial America had a lottery wheel. Cockfighting flourished thoughout the countrie
The Lottery: Symbolism In The Lottery, Shirley Jackson uses symbolism to make us aware of the pointless nature of humanity regarding tradition and violence. The story starts off on a beautiful summer day in a small town. The author describes the day as very euphoric but strikes a contrast between the atmosphere of the town and the atmosphere of the people gathered in the square. The atmosphere is subdued, where the children are gathered around quietly. The black box is the central theme or i
Freakonomics By Steven D. Levitt & Stephen J. Dubner Freakonomics is not one-sided in its views; it?s a survey of the Steven D. Levitt work. His work uses completely different pieces of thought ?having practical or industrial significance or usages?. He gives HIS views, to give HIS answers to the questions (other than the typical ones asked in the simple or complex business reports). His study questions and gives you HIS answers, like? em or not. The other author, Stephen J. Dubner works in jour
Vikings in northern Europe believed in Valhalla were the word heaven is derived, the splendid, Hall of the Slain, housed Odin?s phantom army of heroic warriors gathered to fight at Ragnarok. The massive World Serpent, Jormungand, was destined to overwhelm the world at Ragnarok, the end of the world. (Arthur Contterell) Egyptian civilization showed more concern with the preparation of afterlife than any other than any other civilization known to us. Among the oldest beliefs were those that envisi
Lord of the Flies: William Golding?s 1954 classic is renowned for its stance on the essential nature of humans, and the conflict between individual welfare and the common good. But let?s be honest, it?s just a bunch of dudes going bonkers on an island. We?re sure some English teacher has, or will, make you read this book, but read it on your own without having to worry about what Golding is saying about the human condition. Sometimes a pig?s head on a stick is just a pig?s head on a stick. (Just
29 Sep 14 5pm Monday Mr. Ogilvie NOT FAIR Some of the greatest stars in the NBA were drafted straight out of high school. Lebron James, Kobe Bryant, and Dwight Howard are just a few examples. With stars coming from all over the world, the NBA is home to a very diverse community. As much as the league is open arms to foreign players, there is one group the league wants nothing to do with: 18 year old ballers. (Palladino 1) Even though, as of 2006, the NBA eligibility rule states that a player en
David Harris 10S 14/02/97 ISN'T IT IRONIC An imaginative response to the song Ironic by Alanis Morisette. An old man turned 98, he won the lottery and died the next day John woke up around eight in the morning, he looked out of his window as he lay there in his hospital bed. He had got used to the pain, the digging in his side, it was as if he was repeatedly being hit with a baseball bat. He would lye there staring out of the same window, looking at the same buildings, thinking the same t
Organizational Justice 1 justice 2 justice Organizational Justice justice 3 No absolute justice Justice is a function of your perception (Perceived justice). Perception is a great source of bias. Justice may reflect a biased personal perception. Perception justice 4 Do we see what we see? Do we hear what we hear? WE SEE WHAT WE LIKE TO SEE WE HEAR WHAT WE LIKE TO HEAR IT IS ALL ABOUT PERCEPTION Perception Perception Perception Perception Perception Perception Perception justice 12 EQUITY THEORY
Descartes vs Pascal There are several important points of contrast between Descartes and Pascal: Descartes is concerned with knowledge, certainty, and all-or-nothing belief; Pascal is concerned with uncertainty, and degrees of belief. Descartes offers no decision theory; Pascal does. Descartes thinks that he has proven the existence of God; Pascal thinks this can’t be done. style.visibilitystyle.visibilitystyle.visibilitystyle.visibility Descartes vs Pascal Descartes thinks that one’s belie
1 Pascals Ultimate Gamble Lecture for Knox Peden\'s course Alan Hjek I will be tagging in for Knox today. He has completed his lectures on Descartes. Today I\'ll be telling you about Pascal, and in particular, his famous Wager. Descartes died in 1650. Pascal was born in 1623, and he died in 1662as it happens, on August 19, today\'s date! He was: a child prodigy; a great mathematician: Pascal\'s Triangle is named after him, and he was a pioneer of probability and decision theory (more on t