"Evil" Project - 2016

Shelbie Martell and Angel Mangini

What does it mean to be evil?

To be evil means to be overwhelmingly immoral and bad.


This definition relates the story 'What A Thought' in the sense that the wife, name unknown, was having very abnormal thoughts about murdering her husband. It is a very unusual thing to want to kill your spouse, let alone kill anyone. I think that it is evil to want to kill anyone, but sometimes, like in this story it is uncontrollable. If you have a mental illness such as schizophrenia, sometimes you cannot control your actions no matter how irrational.


In 'The Lottery', I believe that true evil is shown. In this story, a monthly lottery that the towns people drew into and practically chose a persons death. The person chosen would be stoned to death.