Citizens Need A Voice In Laws
Government hurts citizens without the choice in laws
"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson exhibit the limits of government and tradition in society.
In Harrison Bergeron he had characteristics that were above average and was given certain handicaps that hid his above average abilities to make him equal to everyone else. Harrison refused to follow this forced law and for that was killed.
She was chosen from the lottery, and if you are picked from the lottery you are killed. She never expected her to be picked from the lottery.
Quote: “ Due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General. Some things about living still weren't quite right, though. April for instance, still drove people crazy” (Vonnegut 1).
Analysis: The government passed laws that the citizens can’t control. This proves my thesis because it shows that if the citizens had a choice in the law it would be better because it would benefit everyone.
Quote: “Some places have already quit lotteries.’ Mrs. Adams said.
‘Nothing but trouble in that,’ Old Man Warner said stoutly. ‘pack of young fools’” (Jackson 4).
Analysis: The lottery is still in order because the old man Warner is still in control. This supports my thesis because the government has control of something citizens disagree with.