Citizens Rights to Rule

Citizens are being control and force to do or act a way

Thesis Statement

Citizens should be allowed to make their own decisions based on the laws that the government enforces that affect the whole community in a bad way to where it changes the way they’re liviving.

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

In "Harrison Bergeron" and "The Lottery", both texts bring a corrupt Government that enforces laws to make the citizens in the community do something they aren’t willingly to do. Harrison is forced to where handicaps so he can be just as equal as everyone else while “The Lottery” force the people to participate in the lottery where they are stoned.

Quote and Analysis for Harrison Bergeron

Quote: "Harrison Bergeron, age fourteen," she said in a grackle squawk, "has just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. He is a genius and an athlete, is under-handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous” (Vonnegut 2).

Analysis: Considering that the government is enforcing laws to make the people in the community all equal is making the people rebel against them. This is an example of the government trying to enforce equality on Harrison by putting him in those handicaps that make him look like a junkyard.

Quote Analysis for The Lottery

Quote: “ Mr. Summers spoke frequently to the villagers about making a new box, but no one liked the idea to change the tradition as it was represented by the black box” (Jackson 1).

Analysis: Considering that the community is very quiet about topic on the Black box they are afraid on what would happen if they change the tradition with the black box. This quote shows how much the community has been brainwashed by this tradition and how they are acting around a box that decides their fate.


The citizens should have the ability to make there own decision based on what the laws that government have enforced upon them. The most important point for me on the coming election is the fact that we may be provided a free college.