Citizens Right To Choose
Creating Better Laws Towards All Citizens
" Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and " The Lottery " by Shirley Jackson
Mrs. Hutchinson arrived late to the lottery so it seemed unfair for her to be picked for her to be stoned to death.
Harrison is the " perfect guy " , this is why he had to wear the handicaps to hide away from his own talents. He wants to overthrow the government, the government forces him to wear huge earphones to distort his thinking, glasses to damage his sight and give him headaches, three hundred pounds of metal to weigh him down, and black caps for his teeth.
Quote and Analysis
Quote: "Well, now." Mr. Summers said soberly, "guess we better get started, get this over with, so we can go back to work. Anybody ain't here?" (Jackson 2) .
This supports my argument that the citizens should be in charge because it seems like they’re tired of the lottery and just want to get over it.
Quote: "I am the Emperor!" cried Harrison. "Do you hear? I am the Emperor! Everybody must do what I say at once!" He stamped his foot and the studio shook (Vonnegut 3).
Analysis: This supports my argument because he got out of jail and the ballerinas took out their handicaps, and then he got shot.