Citizens Right To Choose

Creating Better Laws Towards All Citizens

Thesis Statement

Citizens should be allowed to have rights to have a say in what they believe in with the laws and rules without the government getting involved.

" Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and " The Lottery " by Shirley Jackson

In “Harrison Bergeron “ and “ The Lottery, both explain that the citizens don’t have the right to choose as they want. In Harrison Bergeron they couldn’t choose the person they wanted to be and if they did then they would have to die. In The Lottery every year someone has to be eliminated due to the village being overpopulated

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) .

Analysis :

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.


In conclusion, citizens should have a right to have a say in the laws because of the first amendment ( freedom of speech ) , and a democracy includes having all citizens being equal.