Citizens Decisions

By:Trinity Bulow

Thesis Statment

Citizens should be allowed to be whoever they are and have the right to a decision that applies to everyone without any interference of the government.

"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and "The Most Dangerous Game" Richard Connell

In “The Most Dangerous Game” and “Harrison Bergeron”, both texts illustrate how the government controls their choices and not allowing them to decide for themselves. Harrison went against the government to make a stand so that people could be unique and not wear any more handicaps. Rainsford from “The Most Dangerous Game” is being forced to participate General Zaroffs hunting game. In which he is going to do the game to fight to go home and be free.

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.

Harrison Bergeron

“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.

Articles Connection

Both articles are similar to each other which connects to my thesis. They help illustrate that citizens would follow through with the government if they could make rules/laws that would be more compatible with everyone. If the laws were to stay the same there would be more of a disagreement that a person doesn't feel comfortable in following.

Conclusion

Citizens should be allowed to be whoever they are and have the right to a decision that applies to everyone without any interference of the government. This would help make sure that there would be no problems citizens would be able to communicate on which would be better for themselves and others. The points most important to me is that someone who is considering being president they have to have the understanding of others and their different situations, they need to think outside the box to make things better and reassure certain situations. I am most scared of change in which we don't have the freedom we deserve and where we feel like you can't be ourselves anymore