“Harrison Bergeron”&“The Lottery”
Government needs to step down and give citizens a say
"The Lottery" and "Harrison Bergeron"
Quote and Analysis
Quote: "'You didn't give him enough time to take any paper he wants. I saw you. It wasn't fair!'" (Jackson 5).
Analysis: In the Lottery they say how it wasn't fair because no one in the story besides Old Man Warner wants to do this lottery but it is enforced by the town's councilmen. If citizens had a choice, I believe they would get rid of it completely.
Quote: "She fired twice, and the Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor"(Vonnegut 4).
Analysis: The quote is how the handicap general came in and shot the two because they were trying to be themselves. If being yourself is a crime, then there's no point of living. Everyone being the same isn't going to work out.
He had to wear handicaps to make sure he was alike everyone else. This made him break out and try to overthrow the government so he can be himself.
Mrs. Hutchinson was the "lucky" lady in the lottery who was stoned to death. She told everyone it wasn't fair because the government wanted to murder someone every year.
The government gave no say to either of the stories. They were all prisoners and had to follow these rules or they would die and/or be forced to suffer the consequences.