Unjustified Government

Collaboration through Community Memebers

Thesis Statement

Citizens should be allowed to to make choices in the governments decisions in order to have a fair and equal community without having the government control everything.


in "Harrison Bergeron" By Kurt Vonnegut and "The Lottery" By Shirley Jackson both represent traditions and laws that are inhumane to the citizens there, they are also obligated to do things they'd rather much not to do. Harrison was forced to hide his intelligence and appearance in order for other people to feel equal. While in "The Lottery" shows how people are forced to throw in somebody from their family to be stoned to death


Quote Analysis

Harrison Bergeron:

"And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noises to keep people like George from taking advantage of their brains" (Vonnegut 1).


This helps by showing how the government his whole life. Harrison was smarter than all the other citizens, making the government to be able to control his whole life. The transmitter hurt Harrison by sending sharp noises through his ear, which makes him unable to use his brain and think properly. Harrison was born the way he is and the government should have no control over that. he should have the freedom to use his intelligence which ever way he wants.

The Lottery:

"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" (Jackson 7)


This helps show how the government is inhumane against their citizens. She keeps saying that it wasn't fair, except society just cares about controlling their population and this is the only way. It is Injustice to have to part take in in your own fate and whether or not you should die. Not a sacrifice willing to take. The government should let people decide an alternative on how they take care of the population.


I think the citizens would be better off if they were able to control their own lives and rules. They would be in less danger and able to express their individuality. In the upcoming election, I think The U.S would excel if Bernie Sanders won. He has great ideas, even if some don't come into action, its nice to feel like someone supports you and wants to help make america great, again!