Citizens Right To Decide
The Community knows what's best
Citizens should be able to make their own decisions on what goes on in their community because they know what’s best for their community and the government should not have the right to come in and force unreasonable laws on the citizens.
"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson
Quotes and Analysis
Quote: "’It isn't fair,’ she said. A stone hit her on the side of the head” (Jackson 7).
Analysis: This supports my stance because Mrs. Hutchinson was saying it wasn’t fair. This means that the citizens did not have the option to decide.
Quote: “And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter” (Bergeron 1).
Analysis: This supports my stance because if the government had handicaps in heads, then how can the citizens have the right to decide?
Mrs. Hutchinson is eager to start the lottery, and nobody knows why. At the end of the story she has been chosen to have rocks be thrown at her.
George is a smart man. He has a "handicap" in placed in his head, from the government. At then end of the story he forgot about Harrison.