What is the significance of Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery”?

# What is the significance of Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery”?

• THE LOTTERY

What is the significance of Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery”?

When we think about the significance of any work we have to consider the importance of the message that the author is trying to convey. In this short story, it is clear that what Jackson is doing…

• MATH

Given the functions f(x)=|x|, g(x)=6x-8, h(x)=4-x find u=fo(gof)/h .

We have the functions: f(x)=|x|, g(x)=6x-8 and h(x) = 4-x. We have to find u= fo(gof)/h. u = fo(gof)/h => u = fo[(g(f(x))/ h(x)] => u = fo[(6|x| – 8) / (4 – x)] => u = |(6|x| – 8)|/ |(4 -…

• MATH

How to determine all real values of a if the equation 2lg(x-1)=lg(ax-3) has a single real solution?

The equation 2*lg(x-1) = lg (ax-3) has two equal roots. 2*lg(x-1) = lg (ax-3) => lg ( x-1)^2 = lg (ax – 3) taking the antilog of both the sides => (x – 1)^2 = ax – 3 => x^2 – 2x + 1 = ax -…

Critically analyse the opening scene of Much Ado About Nothing.Act I scene i.

A number of key events are introduced in the opening scene of this hilarious comedy, which effectively introduces the main characters and some of the conflicts that will come to dominate the play….

• SCIENCE

I want to know what is molecularity of a reaction in chemical kinetics?

Ans: Molecularity of a reaction – The molecularity of an elementary reaction is the number of molecules involved in the reaction. This has found to be 1, 2 or sometimes 3. Molecularity is the…

• MACBETH

What is the link to the online book of the Holinshed’s Chronicles?

The following link that is attached will take you to the Holinshed Project’s main page. You will have to follow the links to get to the texts. There are two of the texts available for you to…

• FRANKENSTEIN

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, what sense of responsibility does Victor begin to feel toward…

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, there are several instances where Victor feels different kinds of responsibility toward the monster. Victor first feels responsible in terms of the murders of…

• WILLIAM BLAKE

What is the universal theme of Blake’s “The Tyger”?

One theme central to Blake’s “The Tyger” is the identity of God or the Creator. The speaker asks what kind of creator would create a tiger? What kind of creator would form such a powerful and…

• FRANKENSTEIN

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, what do Victor and the monster talk about?

In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein, when Victor and the monster meet face to face, they speak of several things. Victor curses the creature and wishes him dead. His sole intent is to do whatever he can…

• FRANKENSTEIN

Why did Mary Shelley include Percy Shelly’s poem in volume 2, chapter2?

Mary Shelley included the poem Mutability by Percy Bysshe Shelley (her husband) because the central theme of the poem is intrinsically connected with the fate of Victor Frankenstein. We rest; a…

• WHO’S IRISH?

Explain the story “Who’s Irish?” by Gish Jen.

“Who’s Irish?” by Gish Jen speaks to the cultural differences in generations particularly in immigrant families. The story displays the differences in perception and understanding between…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

Can someone give three quotes from Chapter 1 of To Kill a Mockingbird about Boo Radley’s…

The best description of Boo is near the end of the chapter. It says he was “…six and a half feet tall, judging from his tracks; he dined on raw squirrels and any cats he could catch. There was…

• MATH

What is the equation of the perpendicular bisector of the line between (6, 3) and (3, 4)?

The equation of the line between the points (6, 3) and (3, 4) is y – 3 = (x – 6)[(4 – 3)/(3 – 6)] => y – 3 = (x – 6)*( -1/3) The slope of the line is (-1/3). The equation of the line…

• MATH

What are the three laws of logarithms?

Law 1: log x + log y = log (x*y) Example: log 2 + log 5 = log (2*5) = log 10 = 1 Law 2: log x – log y = log x/y Example: log 100 – log 10 = log 100/10 = log 10 = 1 Law 3: log x^a = a* log x…

Based on the first week’s readings, how will you use your knowledge of economics to enhance…

In the first week of an economics course, you typically read about the very basics of economics — things like scarcity and opportunity costs. The idea of opportunity costs is one that could help…

• HEDDA GABLER

In Hedda Gabler, Hedda’s faults are glaringly apparent. What factors have caused her to act the…

Hedda Gabler is a fascinating woman, and the flaws in her character are obvious and dramatic. She is narcissistic, willful, and manipulative, acting beyond the bounds of ethical behavior. Cold and…

• MATH

Find the tangent lines to the given circle as directed. x^2+y^2=34 at (-3,5).

The slope of the tangent to a curve f(x) is the value of the first derivative of the curve for the appropriate x. Here we have x^2 + y^2 = 34 Differentiating both the sides 2x + 2y (dy/dx) = 0…

• TEACHERS

Would a different approach to grades encourage the students to work harder?Typically, we have a…

I can see where this might work better than the regular way because the goals would be more tangible. Instead of saying “I got 85% on this test and I need to keep doing that,” students could say…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

How might the reader’s impression of Aunt Alexandra be different if Lee had written the story in…

If Harper Lee had written in third person, we would see more of a description of Aunt Alexandra’s position and social standing and how it relates to her demeanor toward the Finch children. During…

• HISTORY

Compare and contrast the reception of missionaries in the Americas and South and southeast Asia…

I assume by Missionaries, you mean those who came to spread Christianity. Those who came to the Americas usually came in the wake of European settlers/conquerors. Religion tended to follow…

• TO KILL A MOCKINGBIRD

In To Kill a Mockingbird, what are the unwritten social codes that Atticus adheres to in his life?

Understand first of all that there are many “unwritten social codes” that most characters adhere to in the story (and historically would have adhered to if they were real people). Ironically,…

• SCIENCE

How is science a boon to us? in debate form

Science is a boon or benefit to us because it provides us with a systematic way of asking and answering questions about the observable physical and living things around us.Science provides us with…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

Explain what is meant by aggression.

In terms of psychology, at least, aggression is defined as any act that is meant to bring harm to another person–to make them suffer or to in some way damage them. This means that aggression can…

• MATH

how to calculate lim (x–>2) lnx-ln2/x-2 x

We’ll substitute x by 2 and we’ll get: lim (lnx-ln2)/(x-2 x) = lim (ln 2 – ln 2)/(2 – 4) lim (lnx-ln2)/(x-2 x) = 0/-2 =0 But this is the value of the limit of the function, if and only if the…

• ESSAY LAB

What is the Interrelation of Action and Reflection in Modern Literature, especially relating to…

The difference between Action and Literary Reflection in a literary work is that Action describes what the character does throughout the narrative in a story, while Literary Reflection describes…

• THE CRUCIBLE

How and which Characters do you think best display a downside to human nature?I know this…

All of the characters in this play display some amount of the negative side of human beings. To pick just one, let’s look at Abigail. Abigail shows the way that people are greedy for power and to…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

What are the negative values promoted by television?

I think that the largest criticism about watching television is going to result in the realities of children watching too much television. The negative values of passivity and an over-reliance on…

• THE JAPANESE QUINCE

Although the japanese quince contains little action, it dramatizes a significant conflict. What…

the conflict is man against himself:Mr nilson against his inner emotions

• SCIENCE

How is pure copper obtained through electrolytic refining?

Equation: CuSO4 (e-)–> Cu(+2) + SO4(-2) Copper sulfate undergoes electrolysis to yield pure Copper +2 ion and sulfate ion using electrodes. The copper is transferred from the positive electrode…

• HISTORY

What has threatened the free flow of ideas in our history?What has threatened the free flow of…

One of the major things that has stopped the free flow of ideas at times in our history is the fact that people have thought that various kinds of ideas were bad. This has been seen at many…

• MATH

Prove the following identity (1+2(sin a)(cos a))/(1-2(sin^2 a)=(cos a+sin a)/(cos a-sin a)

We have to prove that (1+2(sin a)(cos a))/(1-2(sin^2 a)=(cos a+sin a)/(cos a-sin a) Starting from the left hand side (1+2(sin a)(cos a))/(1-2(sin a)^2) replace 1 with (sin a)^2 + (cos a)^2 =>…

• THE TEMPEST

What is the relationship between Caliban and the other characters in The Tempest?

Caliban is certainly one of the most intriguing characters in this play. He is variously abused and insulted by the other characters, but we learn most about his background from Prospero, whose…

• EDUCATIONAL PHILOSOPHY

Can the Indian Education be called a mimicry?In India, I see that most of the students are…

I think that a couple of point need to be stressed here. The first is that part of the “mimicry” that is perceived comes down to the manner of assessment. If higher education students are going…

• SOCIAL SCIENCES

What can be used as the hypothesis for a project on the topic ” A day in the life of a…

For a hypothesis, you have to take something that has to be tested. You don’t need to know what the conclusion would be, nor should the attempt to prove the hypothesis right or wrong create a bias…

• HISTORY

Which region do think benefitted the most from the Slave Trade, Africa, the Americas, or…

One thing is clear: Africa did not benefit most from the slave trade. Some African nations became rich and powerful (in their areas) but many others were devastated by the loss of human…

• ECONOMICS

What are the importance of free ports in international trade?Restrictions on trade e.g. tariffs,…

Free ports are locations from which goods can be imported and exported without the exporter or importer having to pay tariffs that are levied on the same products when they are brought into the…

• ECONOMICS

What is a balance of payments?

The Balance of Payments refers to the sum of all transactions that are made between a nation and the rest of the world. These transactions can be recorded as entries in the current account or the…

• ECONOMICS

Why is international trade necessary to maintain a high level of prosperity?

International trade in a simplified argument is necessary to boost prosperity because it allows nations to use their absolute and comparative advantages to the maximum extent. Industries of all…

• ECONOMICS

Why do some people believe that high tariffs promote prosperity?

High tariffs are a means to reduce cross-border trade. They are taxes levied on imports and can be used by the government to restrict the entry of products made in foreign countries. Tariffs can be…

• THIS IS WHAT IT MEANS TO SAY PHOENIX, ARIZONA

The Otherness of Victor and Thomas Builds-a-FireI would like to get into a discussion with…

One point of otherness relates to Victor and Thomas. After a specific incident, Thomas became an “other” to Victor. The incident was when Victor suddenly attacked Thomas, beating him viciously. It…

• HILLS LIKE WHITE ELEPHANTS

What are some sentences that indicate that abortion is the theme in “Hills Like White Elephants”?

You do have to read this story pretty carefully to pick up the central theme of abortion and how it is presented. Hemmingway seems to focus on this theme and how terrible it is by actually only…

• OTHELLO

Who are the six major characters in Othello, and what is their relationship at the beginning of…

The six major characters are: Othello – Moorish general beloved by the royalty of Venice until he woos Desdemona, Brabantio(a nobleman)’s daughter when some of them turn against him. Iago -…

• CINEMA

In the film Gone with The Wind, what is one conflict apparent in the urban setting versus the…

In many respects, the battles that are present are predominantly North v. South. Yet, the underlying battle is fought between modernity and tradition. It is here where the dynamic of rural vs….

• HISTORY

Why did Hitler want to kill Jews?I have taught units on Holocaust literature for years, and yet…

This depends on what level you are talking about this — why he said he wanted to kill Jews or what his “real” reasons were. What Hitler talked about was the idea that Jews were a kind of subhuman…

• HISTORY

What were the effects of the American Revolution?

The major effect of the American Revolution was, of course, that the United States became an independent nation. This was important to the Americans living at the time and it has become even more…

• LITERATURE

Language.Arts…Help!!!!1″ Children’s literature is an effective tool to work with in the English…

Absolutely! I have a friend in Sweden who teaches English language to a range of tertiary students from novices to graduates sponsored by Volvo. As a technology teacher, the technical side of…

• LITERATURE

Describe how Ben is characterized, and discuss whether the characterization was fashioned to…

In McKnight Malmar’s short story, “The Storm,” Ben is characterized as a man who is especially frugal (tight with money), who does not like to talk about things he wishes to avoid (to the point…

• TEACHERS

Coaches: What do you do if a child wants to quit the team?I coach a Speech and Debate team for…

I’ve only coached sports so I’ve never been in this kind of situation where you literally can’t compete without a particular child. However, I don’t think there’s anything you can do if the kid…

• THE MOST DANGEROUS GAME

What are three qualities that best highlight General Zorrof’s personality?

It is easy to dismiss him as creepy. General Zorrof is ambitious, civilized and intelligent. He is ambitious because he wants to be the best. Hunting is so important to him that he had to choose…