Government Should Remain in Control

Sara Wise

Thesis Statement

Government should make majority of laws, accounting for people’s rights, and safety.


In “The Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell, and “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson, both texts their societies are not under government control, and they should be. Zaroff kills people as a sport, and Mrs.Hutchinson was killed due to their tradition.

Quote/Analysis "The Most Dangerous Game"

Quote:"’Hunting? Great Guns, General Zaroff, what you speak of is murder’ " (Connell 8).

Analysis: Rainsford is labeling General Zaroff as a murderer, but Zaroff thinks it’s normal, because he doesn’t live under government control. The people that end up on his island get a choice, having to kill or be killed. Which is completely against human rights.

Quote/Analysis "The Lottery"

Quote:“…she held her hands out desperately as the villagers moved in on her. ‘It isn't fair,’ she said. A stone hit her on the side of the head.” (Jackson 7).

Analysis: After Mrs. Hutchinson had won the lottery, everyone including her family had to stone her to death, in this community this is a normal thing. Killing someone even because of tradition is wrong, and the government would not let this happen.


both of my articles relate to my thesis because they talk about how federal government should have more power,


These communities would be better off with government control, because no one would be being getting killed. In this upcoming election the most important points are national security, and financial stability. What i am most scared of are the constitutional rights not being protected.