Citizens Resist Death

Citizens Protest Right to Life

Thesis Statement

Citizens should be allowed the right of life by demonstrating the elimination of the lottery and create a democracy on the island.


In “The Lottery” and “The Most Dangerous Game”, both texts the citizens should not have to die for laws or tradition. Mrs. Hutchinson was murdered because she was forced to participate in the Lottery. General Zaroff hunted sailors because they were poor and animals weren’t a challenge any more.

Quotes and analysis


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. (page-7, Shirley Jackson)

Analysis: This shows that citizens didn’t have any type of rights to their life basically because they are going to throw rocks at her until she’s dead.

Quote: "I wanted the ideal animal to hunt," explained the general. "So I said, `What are the attributes of an ideal quarry?' And the answer was, of course, `It must have courage, cunning, and, above all, it must be able to reason."'

"But no animal can reason," objected Rainsford.

"My dear fellow," said the general, "there is one that can." "But you can't mean--" gasped Rainsford.

"And why not?". (page 8, Richard Connell)

Analysis: The general wasn’t hunting animals anymore because he was hunting people on the island also the animals weren’t a challenge anymore.


Citizens should be allowed to have control of creating laws to help the citizens of the town in a positive way. The key points that are important to me are to be fair to everyone in the world and not discriminate based on race. The thing i'm most scared of is that america is going to go down in pieces