"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and "The Most Dangerous Game" Richard Connell
Rainsford is a big game hunter. He has written a book becoming fond to other hunters. Rainsford experiences a life or death situation in which he is forced to either have Ivan torture him or join General Zaroffs game. Rainsford doesn't get a choice to simply walk away and leave peacefully, he must fight to save his life in an unknown environment.
Harrison was different from other people. He had good looks, he was tall, and athletic. The government didn't want anyone to be more attractive, advanced, skilled, and so they forced people into wearing handicaps. Harrison was thrown into prison and had to wear handicaps to make his outer appearance not look the same. Harrison is not like other people so he made a stand on TV so that everyone could see him become the higher power. Harrison had also taken off his and another's handicaps.
The Most Dangerous Game
‘“If my quarry eludes me for three whole days, he wins the game. If I find him "--the general smiled--" he loses”’ (Connell 9).
Citizens should be able to have the right to change and oppose the laws. You don’t have to be a part of something if you don’t want to. A citizen should never have to be given a decision that both leads them to death one way or another. The government would always have the upper hand and the citizens who are left in the dust need to fight against it.
“Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains” (Vonnegut 1).
Citizens needed a leader that would impact on the way they saw things. It was okay to be different. The handicaps are restricting people to be who they are. The citizens need to change the laws to better themselves so that everyone is unique and doesn’t have to be ashamed of what they were made to be. The government shouldn’t and doesn’t have the right to tell a person who they should be and look like.