Citizen Ability Of Have Equality
Everyone Has The Ability To Be Equal
From “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut and ‘The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson
both these texts has someone had been against/rebelling the government but ultimately get killed. In “Harrison Bergeron” Harrison wanted to take out all the power from the governor but ultimately get killed. In “The Lottery” Tessie wasn’t initially rebelling but once she knew that her death is coming she was against the government or in their case the villager but no one wanted to also rebel because it can be for their possible death and decide her best ditch effort she died.
Quote/Analysis "Harrison Bergeron"
“They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General” (Vonnegut 1).
These Amendment were made in 2081 where the government had made the Society of the US that supposedly make them all equal all to their knowledge that this has made them less equal with the people who are above average making them feel less equal then the government anticipated.
Quote/Analysis "The Lottery"
’You didn't give him time enough to take any paper he wanted. I saw you. It wasn't fair!’" (Vonnegut 5).
In the Lottery by Shirley Jackson This quote support my thesis because Tessie never had the ability to defend for herself to her death and no one wanted to help her from the chances their might die and is not the equal way on how everyone had a chance of dying.
A mother of 5 and the wife of Bill Hutchinson and she was not initially against the lottery but once she was picked she went on rebelling against the system and could have made progress but no one had budge because their lives could have been in danger so she was stoned.
Harrison was the son of George and Penny and was sent into custody because of plotting to throw over the government but once he escape he went to the near broadcast and try to be the emperor and trying to say hes greater since hes above average and had no handicap but he had a short run so emperor since he and his empress was killed.
Both of these characters where never intentional of overthrowing the government but once their lives was going to be in the end from not a good reason they both rebel even though they were both killed.
The Government should not be in control of people lives and the people should have the ability to have the freedom of speech that make a difference that cant be conclude to death. With the upcoming election I am more unsure with people that want a business man as a president that the only few good things about him being president is a plus that Donald trump is a billionaire. Another one is that he can also that he can be in charge since he is a business man in a sort of way to help however Donald Trump downfalls that make me uncertain that he insult people, his racial remarks, and he have no real plan to stop world problems that not be include money like control oil.