Govenment is too in Control
Citizens deserve a say
"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson exhibit the force of the government
In "Harrison Bergeron" and "The Lottery", both texts shows that the government controls the towns. Harrison and the rest of the U.S. are forced to wear handicaps while in “The Lottery” they pick one name for a person to be murdered.
Harrison Bergeron is forced to wear handicaps because the government wants everyone to be equal. This character ends up dying because he was a rebel.
She didn't care about the lottery until she was the victim of being murdered for no reason. She was stoned to death by her own village.
Quote and Analysis: "Harrison Bergeron"
Quote: "’Harrison Bergeron, age fourteen,’ she said in a grackle squawk, ‘has just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. He is a genius and an athlete, is under-handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous’" (Vonnegut 3).
Analysis: This quote support my thesis because it shows by them forcing the government laws on people it made them rebel. Harrison was thrown in jail because he had a plan to overthrow the government, in the end he was killed because he didn’t agree with the government.
Quote and Analysis: "The Lottery"
Quote: “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" (Jackson 7).
Analysis: This quote support my thesis because it shows that Mrs. Hutchinson was stoned to death for no reason. She was chosen because of some tradition that the village does. She was chosen so she had no choice, whether or not she wanted to be murdered.