Mob Mentality in the Short Story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson and the Star Trek Episode "The Return of the Archons"
In this analytical essay, a student discusses the short story "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson and the Star Trek episode "The Return of the Archons." The student argues that both sources show how people rely too heavily on others to make decisions for them.
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"You successfully present your key message and reiterate it throughout your essay. In addition, the way you've crafted your work shows that you understand how the individual paragraphs function to support your argument. However, when you're analyzing something, it's a good idea to provide some background information on the source so that the reader better understands your starting point. For example, it's unclear that you're comparing a short story to an episode of a TV series. Also, while your central argument is acceptable, it would benefit from some more development. Is there any takeaway message that you think the sources are trying to send to audience members? Do you really think people can only be themselves if they're completely isolated from society? Since it's well known that most people don't live as hermits, how do you think people should balance being susceptible to outside influences versus being critical thinkers?"
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