Overthrow The Government ?


Citizens should be allowed to have a freedom of speech and explain how they feel


In "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and "The lottery" by Shirley Jackson both stories explain that they are controlled by the government and are limited to some things. Both stories explain the troubles they go through and all. In both stories they both explain that both families have an issue and its a matter of death and life between the choices the government have given to them. They both try to outsmart the govenment.

Quote for Harrison Bergeron

Q - "Even as I stand here" he bellowed, "crippled, hobbled, sickened - I am a greater ruler than any man who ever lived! Now watch me become what I can become!"

A - Explains that just because he is disabled from things he doesnt show a sign of weakness or shows that he cant be taken advantage of by the government.

Quote for The Lottery

Q - "Tessie Hutchinson was in the center of a cleared space by now, and 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. Old Man Warner was saying, "Come on, come on, everyone." Steve Adams was in the front of the crowd of villagers, with Mrs. Graves beside him."

A - Tessie didnt think it was fair because her name was picked but because she kept saying that it was unfair children threw stones at her.


In conclusion citizens should have their own right to have a freedom. Althought it may seem good to have everyone equal its really not. Being equal means everyone gets treated the same and doesnt get a chance to have their own shine. Citizens try to overthrow the government because they want their own time to show off and get treated a different way. Overall people should not be labeled they are their own person and shouldnt have to feel like there the same level as everyone else.