Citizens in Power
people working together in order to create a better society
The two stories “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut and “The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson both show how the government controls the people’s lives in a negative way.
This is shown through both traditions and rituals that take place. In “Harrison Bergeron”, everybody had to be equal when it came to things like looks, talent, and many other things. In “The Lottery”, every year a small town held a “lottery” in which someone was stoned to death to keep their tradition consistent.