Forgetting Essays

Shirley Jackson’s Short Story _the Lottery_

In Shirley Jackson’s short story, “The Lottery”, the main theme is how traditions lose their meaning due to human forgetfulness. This can cause horrible consequences to occur. The story is set in a small town, ‘on the morning of June 27th’. It opens with false innocence, using children, tricking the reader into an unaware state. The reader almost expects the Lottery to be something wonderful since the “normal” lottery has the winner getting a prize of a large amount of…

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Forgetting About Something

Have you ever experienced forgetting about something? Like where did you put your pair of socks, where did you leave your car keys, or where did you put your pen? Did you ever wonder why or how this happens? For a period of three (3) days, I tried to observe myself. I used to forget where I put my door key. I realized that I have forgotten where my key in three different situations: – When I need to get…

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Alzheimer’s Disease

Alzheimer’s disease is the number one form of dementia in the United States today. The more this disease progresses the worse it gets because there is no cure for it at this time. Most people do not show signs or symptoms of this disease or even get diagnosed until about age sixty-five. There is also no known cause for this disease and mostly people want to link Alzheimer’s to being hereditary. Mr. Speed will require secondary care especially in this…

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