Individuals Should Make Laws

By: Saiasi Aguirre

Thesis Statement

Citizens should be allowed to rule based on the diversity of the community creating laws that make the community safer and everyone is unique.

Summary

In "Harrison Bergeron" and "The Lottery", both of the texts show how laws and traditions can sometimes not benefit the people living in the community. In "Harrison Bergeron", Harrison went against the law of a government that did not let him express himself the way he wanted. In "The Lottery", if people went against the tradition of stoning the community would do it anyway because they had to.

Quotes

* "They do say,' Mr. Adams said to Old Man Warner, who stood next to him,' that over in the north village they're talking of giving up the lottery.' Old Man Warner snorted. 'Pack of crazy fools,' he said. ' Listening to the young folks, nothing's good enough for them.''' (Jackson 3)


* "I am the Emperor!' cried Harrison. 'Do you hear? I am the Emperor! Everybody must do what I say at once!' He stomped his foot and the studio shook. 'Even as I stand here' he bellowed, 'crippled, hobbled, sickened- I am a greater ruler than any man who ever lived! Now watch me become what I can become!'''. (Vonnegut 3-4).

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Harrison

The conflict that Harrison faces is that the Handicap General hands him to put on all these appliances so he can be equal to the rest of the community. But Harrison does not want to be equal to everyone else, which causes him to rebel against the government.
Additionally, when Harrison does rebel against the government he ends up getting killed by the HG because he was not equal to everyone else and the ballerina was also killed along with Harrison
Article 1

Article says why or why not states should partake in make their own laws

Conclusion

By allowing citizens to help make laws their are less problems created between the citizens because some may think they are unfair to a certain group. This way no problems are created.