Citizens Need More Power

The Lottery vs. The Most Dangerous Game

Thesis Statment

Citizens should have more power in there own societies. Citizens should be able to make there own choices because they would know what would benefit their community.

"The Lottery" by Shirly Jackson and "The Most Dangerous Game" by Richard Connell shows how people are wrongfully put to death.

In The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, It is a small farm town who still follows old rituals including sacrificing one towns person once a month to have better crops the next growing season. In the story every male, mostly the fathers, pick slips of paper from the black box and who ever has the black dot on there slip, there family has to draw paper slips out of the box and who ever has the black dot in the family gets stoned to death by there family.

In The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, a man named General Zaroff bought an island called Ship Trap Island because it makes the boats crash and then the people have to swim to shore. General Zaroff is a big game hunter and he hunts the people who ships crash and they come to his island. Rainsford's ship crashes and he is also a hunter so it a battle to the death for both huntsman. Rainsford ends up killing General Zaroff in the end because he outsmarts General Zaroff and then the island is in Rainsford's possession.

Some Of The Main Charecters

Quotes and Analysis (Explanation)

In The Most Dangerous Game by Richard Connell, Connell sates "Life is for the strong, to be lived by the strong, and, if needs be, taken by the strong. The weak of the world were put here to give the strong pleasure. I am strong. Why should I not use my gift? If I wish to hunt, why should I not? I hunt the scum of the earth: sailors from tramp ships--


, blacks, Chinese, whites, mongrels--a thoroughbred horse or hound is worth more than a score of them. 'But they are men,' said Rainsford hotly." (Connell 7) This quote is saying how people need more power to make rules against people like General Rainsford.

In The Lottery by Shirley Jackson, Jackson states "Although the villagers had forgotten the ritual and lost the original black box, they still remembered to use stones. The pile of stones the boys had made earlier was ready; there were stones on the ground with the blowing scraps of paper that had come out of the box Delacroix selected a stone so large she had to pick it up with both hands and turned to Mrs. Dunbar. 'Come on,' she said. 'Hurry up'".(Jackson 8) This quote is saying how its isn't fair that people have to make a sacrifice for better crops for that season.