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Archetype Prezi

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Dawn Gusick

on 20 September 2013

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The Scapegoat Archetype can be human or an animal. Its sacrifice atones (wipes out or forgives) for the community's sin or misdeed in order to restore order. Bad luck or other forces outside the outcast's control usually determines who is the scapegoat.
The Scapegoat
Slide 2: Archetype Definition
Slide 1: Title Info
Since Mrs. Hutchinson had done nothing to anyone in the town but knew the Lottery's goal and outcome chosen by Fate, she had shown reluctance to attend the Lottery that year, being the last to arrive and joking about leaving dirty dishes behind . Then she protested that her husband did not have enough time to choose from the black box. Finally, her name had the pencil spot on it, sparing her family,though she protested her stoning even as it was occurring.
"The Lottery"
Shirley Jackson
Slide 4: Half of the Story's Plot
"The Lottery"
Shirley Jackson

"The Lottery" teaches us that societies can persecute and even murder people for absurd, mindless reasons. Very few people in this town are as intelligent and brave as Mrs. Hutchinson and Mr. Adams to even question the Lottery tradition, and those that did were silenced. It sadly takes time and courageous protestors to change thoughtless practices in communities for the better.
Slide 6: Theme
Slide 7: Indirect Characterization
Slide 3: Defining the archetype through a character
Old Man Warner tells the town
before Mrs. Hutchinson was drawn as the "winner" that it is the"seventy-seventh year I been in the Lottery " (Jackson 4). We can infer that Warner is quite lucky and does not mind the tradition since he has not been directly affected by it. He is therefore one of the strongest voices for continuing stoning a villager in order to ensure a good harvest for the entire town.

Slide 8: Direct Characterization
After Mrs. Hutchinson was chosen as the scapegoat that year, the stones gathered earlier were now being organized for use. "Delacroix selected a stone so large she had to pick it up with both hands..." (Jackson 7). We are openly told by the author that Mrs. Delacroix either despised Mrs. Hutchinson by choosing a large stone or that she wanted Mrs.Hutchinson to die quickly and mercifully, so while her action is clear, her motivation is more ambiguous.
The conflict of man versus society can be seen when one person is at odds with a group of people. Mrs. Hutchinson was years, maybe decades away from her town changing their beliefs about appeasing the harvest gods through human sacrifice. As long as the villagers believed in "Lottery in June, corn be heavy soon" (Jackson 4), she and those who followed were doomed by the town's strict adherence to tradition and superstition.
Slide 9: Universal Conflict of Man vs. Society
Slide 10: Imbedded Video of
related archetype

Slide 11: Symbol of Nature
We see Nature's importance throughout "The Lottery" from Jackson's use of the receptive, solid EARTH and her harvest as the basis for the annual sacrifice. AIR is an important symbol of activity and freedom of movement, and it was sadly used as the medium to project the murderous natural STONES into the unfortunate Lottery "winner." The town folk's livelihood was agriculture, so anything that interfered with their jobs would be eliminated, like the outcast.
Slide 12: Core Competency of Self-Awareness/Recognizing Strengths
in Mr. Summers
Mr. Summers was sadly very good at recognizing his own strengths in upholding tradition in this "Lottery" town, as he "had the time and the energy to devote to civic activities" (Jackson 1) because he had no children and a scold of a wife. Furthermore, he was happy to keep the black box year round and stir the papers inside. Finally, Mr. Summers made up the slips of paper and locked them in the safe at his coal company until hauling them to the square and officiating the tradition, making him a person the town folk trusted to run the Lottery correctly.
A small agricultural town far in the past had gathered once again for its annual Lottery . Tradition was sacred to most of the town's folk, though all were fearful of the black box and the life-or-death tradition it held over them all. All the men chose a name from the box in alphabetical order.
Stones had been gathered by the town folk, and the Hutchinson family discovered that their name had been drawn. When Mr. Adams mentioned that other towns were abandoning the Lottery, Old Man Warner scoffed at the very notion. Mrs. Hutchinson protested every step of the way by arriving late, then objecting to her husband being rushed when choosing, and finally to the Lottery itself as she was stoned to death by the town.
Slide 5: The rest of the plot
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