Theme of Truth, The Lottery, Tell all the Truth but tell it slant, poem, story
This paper compares and contrasts the theme of truth in the story, The Lottery and the poem, Tell all the truth but tell it slant. Various literally devices, such as irony, symposium, allusion, and imagery, are used to illustrate the points made regarding the theme of truth as brought out in the two distinct literatures. In the Story, The Lottery, unalterable human conditions are exposed thereby capturing various human tendencies that stem from unalterable human condition. The story on an idyllic scene within a small village that has green grass and budding flowers, where polite town people gather in a town square.
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[...] These men are polite and make the reader notice the truth behind their wish to keep distance. The truth is nevertheless bitter. These stones symbolizes the bitter experiences in the past. The willingness by people to follow traditions, human inherent cruelty, as well as the lack of the willingness to change happen to be the basic negative behavioral actions presented in the story. The truths about human existence is depicted with unalterable human condition being among such truths as a major theme presented by the author. [...]
[...] She further points out the quality of truth by saying that, Truth's superb surprise” (Dickinson, Tell all the truth but tell it slant, line 4). The author uses an imagery of lightning to depict this quality of truth. To the author, the truth is good since, lighting to the children eased” (Dickinson, Tell all the truth but tell it slant, line 5). The truth according to Dickinson is also very overpowring especially for the weak peerception of individuals. With this regard, she asserts that it is bright for our infirm Delight” (Dickinson, Tell all the truth but tell it slant, line 3). [...]
[...] An imagery is used; a small town gathering, that depict the curiosity of people waiting to see the truth regarding the good things expected. The author says, “Soon the men began to gather. Surveying their own children, speaking of planting and rain, tractors and taxes. They stood together, away from the pile of stones in the corner, and their jokes were quiet and they smiled rather than laughed” There is also a careful stone gathering into a pile, done by adult men. [...]
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