The Rights Of Citizens
Citizens Cooperation within the Community
"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and "The Lottery" Shirley Jackson
: In "Harrison Bergeron" and "The Lottery", both texts bring to light traditions or laws based on a narrow interpretation of what society and a community needs are and cannot serve the greater good. Harrison rebelled against a government that restricted his personal expression of intelligence and appearance while "The Lottery", amid protests, would not change a tradition that included the murder of one of their members.
He wanted to overthrow the government so that everyone would be treated fairly and not equally. He was so handicapped that he wore over 200 pounds of handicap.
She is a character in the lottery who was chosen for the lottery to be stoned to death.
Quotes & Analysis
Quote: ‘"It isn't fair," she said. A stone hit her on the side of the head. Old Man Warner was saying, "Come on, come on, everyone"’ (Jackson 7).
Analysis: This quote shows that the people should be in charge because if the people was in charge and not the government then they would’ve been more in favor of morals when the lottery was created which supports my thesis because it supports why the people should be in charge[IL1]
Quote: . “And it was in that clammy month that the H-G men took George and Hazel Bergeron's fourteen-year-old son, Harrison, away”(Vonnegut 1).
Analysis: the reason the people should be in charge is because if the people ruled no one would’ve gotten their children taken and families would’ve been united[IL2] . Which supports my thesis because it supports why the people should be in charge
Citizens should be allowed to rule based on the diversity of the community creating laws that apply to the majority without the government’s interference and only with the power to enforce new regulations and laws. Some of the points that are most important to me are the economy.
This link connects back to my thesis because it explains the rights and responsibilities of the citizens