The Lottery

The lottery is a fiction reading on modern-day parable based on the rituals and beliefs in a small American town. The geographical setting is in a small town, North Bennington, Vermont. The town is adjacent to the mountainous region of the Green Mountain also the Taconic Mountain. Bennington as a country has a diverse cultural heritage, associated with the Native Americans that necessitated an abundance of fish and other game animals. The story is based on a yearly occasion in the village, a custom that is it appears that common among neighboring villages too.  The idea is based on the fact that the people at that time were controlled by the community thinking.

The people followed the customs blindly, like an animal that would even dare to eats its own. The common American practice is accompanied by group violence. Since this is a parable, it may mean that the story is happening anywhere and everywhere, at the moment. The sovereign spirit of these early settlers was evident in their confrontation to land claims from New York protectorate and finally led to the creation of a local resident militia which was commanded by Ethan Allen, later known by the name Green Mountain Boys. The militia was vocal and played a crucial role in the Battle of Bennington around the year 1777. The battle was in favor of this group work of mountain boys.

“The most assorted ideas are yoked by hostility together; nature and art are looted for comparisons, illustrations and allusions.”  This exhibited Donne work as a, “dissociation of sanity.” Currently, Donne is viewed as an astounding poet, writer of style, and a manipulator on abundant poets. The comparison of such environment is seen in Donne’s’, woman constancy poem. Donne’s tries to compare the compensation of love between a man and woman under sacred vows. Woman's constancy is based on irony.


In "Woman's Constancy" it analyzes how even though you can experience affection for somebody one day that can all alter. It’s based on the marriage occasion, where one by makes vows in fear of God and fear of your partner you chooses bounding yourself for a lifetime. The poem looks at what happens when one discovers that their partner love is based on lies. The irony is seen when the poem quotes that the discovering partner might also be in love by falsehood. The title itself is ironical since, in the poem, the love is not constant.

Arrabal’s picnic drama and fiction world is displayed as violent, cruel, and pornographic. Picnic produced at around 1959 is an antiwar satire. Just as, the name suggests, the picnic takes place in a war, during a Sunday when enemy attack has ended.  The characters mark and his parents spend the picnic on the battlefield, despite the noisy and dirty environment. The background is full of bursts of mortar and gunfire. Still under this situation of picnic, mark engages in chasing a loose prisoner. The picnic is accompanied by other scenes of war, and this does not seem to bother marks’ parent at all. Arrabal’s theatre is a bit natural, wicked, harsh, and blissfully insulting world.

It is a theatrical festival in which the body of our “advanced” civilizations is consumed by the fire of permanent revolution. The picnic is more of an antiwar parable. The dilemma is in the relaxation of marks parents at such a brutal war and their indestructibility in the face of an actual dangerous war. Their arrogance goes does not go unnoticeable. The parable in this drama is based on the idea that marks parent’s generation maybe responsible for the war and that why they are not worried by the war.

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