English, period 7
"The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson and "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut
In “Harrison Bergeron” and “The Lottery”, the citizens should be allowed to rule both texts shows what one may think is the right way others disagree. Harrison rebelled and escaped prison to show the world it is not right to be detained from their natural talents and abilities. Mrs. Hutchison didn’t oppose to the idea that the Lottery was wrong until she was chosen to be killed, Mr. Summers and Old Man Warner believe that it is the right thing to do to control and keep the village at ease.
Quote: “Tessie Hutchinson was in the center of a cleared space by now, and she held her hands out desperately as the villagers moved in on her "It isn't fair," she said” (Jackson 7)
Analysis: Jackson states that the citizens thought they had no choice but to participate in the lottery. But the citizens did have the choice because other towns around them had stopped doing the lottery , so the citizens know what they want and how to control the town. The citizens didn’t object to the lottery but the things there were ran more smoothly
Quote: “It was then that Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, came into the studio with a double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor” (Vonnegut 5).
Analysis: Vonnegut is creating the image of the government being so controlling that they would go to an extent and kill off anyone who crosses the line. The government doesn’t realize how unhappy their citizens are with all the rules, showing they don’t care and everything is one side. The citizens were unhappy the way things were and the government twisted their minds
Harrison is the son of George and Hazel Bergeron, he inherited his intelligence from his father. When Harrison was younger he took out weight from his handicaps and was sentenced to prison with fines. Harrison eventually driven mad escaped prison to a live studio took of his handicaps, revealed as a handsome, young, and strong man. Eventually was shot by the lead general of the "government".
Mrs. Hutchinson is the wife of Bill Hutchinson and the mother of 3 kids. She lives in a small town with a population of about 300 people, one a year the citizens participate in a community event called "The Lottery". Mrs. Hutchinson was chosen at random to sacrifice
- Looking towards the election I am afraid that the decisions of uneducated people will be the reason Donald Trump is in office destroying America. Deporting all Hispanics, Muslims, and "The Wall" will not solve the crime, poverty, and the issues of America at all, it may create more.