Freedom Of Choice

People Should be Allowed to Make Their Own Choices

Thesis Statement

Citizens should be allowed to make some of the decisions in their community, citizens should be allowed to choose whether or not they want to participate in a tradition, citizens also should be allowed to not be like others.

Summary

In Harrison Bergeron and The Lottery, both texts demonstrated how citizens didn’t have a choice on anything, they were basically forced to do whatever the government said. In “The Lottery”, a member was murdered without a choice due to a tradition that the citizens didn’t even like. Harrison and everyone else was forced to all be the EXACT same. They didn’t really have a choice on whether they would like to be like everyone else.

Anaylsis

" The Lottery"

Quote: "It isn't fair, it isn't right," Mrs. Hutchinson screamed, and then they were upon her.” (Jackson 7).



Analysis: This quote support my thesis because if Mrs. Hutchison had a choice she wouldn’t have died. She wouldn’t even have participated in the lottery. Murder is never acceptable.


" Harrison Bergeron

Quote: “Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General” (Vonnegut 1).



Analysis: This quote support my thesis because, it tells how everyone HAD to be the exact same due to the law. Everyone should have the right to be their own person and to think in ways they want to think] . This caused Harrison to try and over throw the government and he ended up getting killed.

Conclusion

Some decisions in the community, citizens should be allowed to make. Like whether or not they want to participate in certain things. Looking towards the upcoming election it is important to me that Trump does not become president because I feel that a lot of things would go wrong with him being president and their would be a lot of problems.