Citizens Make Major Decisions

Thesis statment

Citizen’s should make the majority of decisions because they know more about what needs to change, what should be stopped and what needs to be fixed instead of a politician trying to figure out what’s wrong.


In "The Most Dangrous Game" by Richard Connell and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson , both texts bring to light traditions or laws based on a narrow interpretation of what society and a community needs are and cannot serve the greater good. Rainsford, he was practically imprisoned on the island and stripped of his freedom. The people of the small town in "The Lottery" were silenced and over ruled by the people who were in favor of the box and were forced to participate in something they didn't believe in.

Quotes and Analysis

  • In The short story “Most Dangerous Game” by Richard Connell it says “’We'll visit my training school,’ smiled the general. ‘It's in the cellar. I have about a dozen pupils down there now. They're from the Spanish bark San Lucar that had the bad luck to go on the rocks out there. A very inferior lot, I regret to say’” (Connell 8).
  • Connell statement on page 8 is saying that the sailors on the San Lucar never had a choice to stay on the island and be captured by a complete psycho path and be practically on death row. Showing that the “government” on the island made the major decision to instead of helping these sailors, but to kill them instead. This helps support my thesis by showing that because the general runs the whole island how he wants making the sailors suffer and are imprisoned because general Zaroff has complete control.

  • In the small story “The Lottery” by Shirley Jackson says “Some places have already quit lotteries. Mr. Adams said” (Jackson 4).

  • this quote helps back that the lottery is highly disliked by lots. Now those towns won’t have to kill someone and are able to make their own decisions. This helps supports my thesis by showing that the younger generation believes the lottery is too outdated.

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Overall, the idea that the citizens make the majority of votes is right is because it their community, they know more on the issues on town/ country and know whats best for it. I think with the upcoming election whats most important is U.S and Russian Relations, healthcare, the Middle East, and global warming. What i'm probably the most scared for the election is that we choose someone who isn't going to do anything that benefits both the country and the world.