Citizens Need More Power

Give the Citizens Power

Thesis Statement

Citizens should be able to have some power with the government by demonstrating that they want to change some of the laws that are getting them killed and having no voice in the government.

"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson

In “Harrison Bergeron” and “The Lottery”, both text include a murder. This is a rebellion of the government to the people, the people are dying to help support what the government thinks is right. Harrison believed the government was not doing the right thing so he tried to overthrow it, but in the attempt to overthrow it he had been killed, while “The Lottery” people were picked from a black box to be killed by the government.


Quote: “It isn't fair, it isn't right” (Jackson 7).

Analysis: The people didn’t want to be killed, they didn’t think it was fair that in order to save the crops they had to die, but the government didn’t give any other choice. This is an example of why they need rights, the government didn't give them any choice on what they wanted to do it was said they had to do this. If there were choices , the people would not want to over power the government.

Quote: “Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else .Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else (Vonnegut 1).

Analysis: No one was better, is some peoples opinion, and other peoples opinion everyone was better. It was all a matter of opinion, it is all on what the government thinks however, the citizens thoughts didn't matter as long as the government was happy with what was going on.


The citizens don't have any say in what the government does, they want to change that but every time they finally decide to make a change, they are killed. In the upcoming election I do not think anyone running really has the best argument on why they should be president, they all have some good arguments and some bad.