Citizens Working Together
Citizens should work together to make the rules/laws
Citizens should be the ones to create the rules and the laws because they are a part of the community and they would know what the community would want and they should only be able to create the rules or laws.
"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson exhibit the limits of government and tradition in society. Harrison rebelled because he was limited he was not allowed to show what he is fully capable of. In “The Lottery”, some of the people participating in the lottery did not agree with the tradition of killing people.
Quote and Analysis "The Lottery"
Quote: “They do say,’ Mr. Adams said to Old Man Warner, who stood next,' that over in the north village they're talking of giving up the lottery.' Old Man Warner snorted. 'Pack of crazy fools,' he said.' Listening to the young folks, nothing's good enough for them.''' (Jackson 3)
Analysis: This quote is important because it shows what happens when a law or rule is in place and what happens when that rule or law doesn’t want to be followed anymore. They don’t want they tradition in place anymore because they know it is a bad tradition.
Quote and Analysis "Harrison Bergeron"
Quote: "I am the Emperor!' cried Harrison. 'Do you hear? I am the Emperor! Everybody must do what I say at once!' He stomped his foot and the studio shook. '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!'''. (Vonnegut 3-4)
Analysis: This quote is important to the thesis because it shows what happens or what could happen if the government has this much power to restrict the community. . Citizens should have the choice to make laws or rules because most of the time it will be for the better of the good because they live within the community.
In "Harrison Bergeron" George is the father of Harrison and the husband of Hazel. George was very tired of the handicaps which were placed in by the government and he could not remember much about his son and he would never know about his sons death.
Every year in a small town the community gets together to participate in the "Lottery" some random name is picked from a box. Whoever is picked has to be stoned to death. In the book Mrs. Hutchinson's name was picked and she was stoned to death. She was not happy and did not want to do the lottery in her last few minutes.