Citizens Have Rights too!
"The Lottery" By Shirley Jackson and "The Most Dangerous Game" By Richard Connell
· In “The Lottery” and “The Most Dangerous Game”, both texts have to do with the government or a person that is doing things to change how people live. “The Most Dangerous Game” had a person on an island trying to hunt new things but decided to hunt humans instead while “The Lottery” was held in the middle of town, if chosen that citizen would be killed.
People who have rights
Rainsfords ship landed on an island and the person who owns the island General Zaroff had nothing new to hunt on the island so he used people to hunt. Zaroff made Rainsford be his huntee, but Rainsford won the hunting and killed General Zaroff.
Mrs. Hutchinson is a mother of two and is married to Bill Hutchinson. Mrs. Hutchinson had the paper with the dot on it and had rocks thrown at her until she was dead. Everyone in the town had to throw rocks at her, even her husband and two kids.
Quote/Analysis "The Lottery"
” Mr. Dunbar had small stones in both hands, and she said. gasping for breath” (Jackson 7).
The citizens should change the rules because just for getting the black dot on the sheet of paper the person would be killed with stones. Citizens should take over because if they were in control they would stop the lottery and probably come up with a better tradition that doesn’t involve death.
Quote/Analysis "The Most Dangerous Game"
Rainsford doesn’t think it’s right for Zaroff to hunt humans because it’s not hunting anymore, it’s more like murder. People who go on the island should not have to be hunted by Zaroff because it’s not right.