Freedom for All

Angelique Diaz

Thesis Statement

People should have control In their society to where everything Is fair for everyone, they should be able to decide on whether or not they want to participate in the governments laws that take away human rights


In “The Lottery” and “Harrison Bergeron”, they both show a community manipulated by the government. In “The Lottery” the people where controlled to keep on participating in the tradition of The Lottery each year without a say. In “Harrison Bergeron” the government controls everyone’s behavior, the way they think and look without the people’s consent.


‘“They do say,"Mr. Adams said to Old Man Warner, who stood next to him, "that over in the north village they're talking of giving up the lottery”’ (Jackson, 4).

Analysis 1:

Mr. Adams Brought it up and it shows that he is interested in ending the lottery because why bring something up if it doesn’t have some type of interest towards you. The only person who opposed to ending it would have been Old Man Warner because he’s a crazy old man who’s obsessed with keeping the tradition. The people should be able to have a choice to stop this and follow human morals.


“Scrap metal was hung all over him. Ordinarily, there was a certain symmetry, a military neatness to the handicaps issued to strong people, but Harrison looked like a walking junkyard. In the race of life, Harrison carried three hundred pounds” (Vonnegut 3).

Analysis 2:

Harrison never had a choice in life and he wasn’t able to express his full potential. The government treated him like a freak because he was too much for everyone else to handle. He should have had a choice to be himself and be taller, smarter and better looking than average he never got his human rights.
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The ballerina had weights and an ugly mask on to hide her grace and beauty. She had so much potential but was never able to show all of it off. Since the government controlled and took over all her actions she was nothing more but average.

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She never wanted to be in the lottery. Once she found out about her family being chosen she started freaking out. The people in the village didn't have much of a choice on if they wanted to participate in the lottery or not.


If these communities decided to stand up for a better and more realistic lifestyle then their lives would be better. It would be better because people could finally be able to express and live up to their full potential and they could finally live in a more sane community where a long time of tradition doesn't take over human morals. I care about my future and the only person running for president who has made the most logical and beneficial points would be Bernie Sanders because he promised to try to give free college, which to me is a good thing because I want to go to college but it worries me on how he'll make that possible. Overall, the other candidates are either sexist, ignorant, not a people's person and etc. so basically who ever becomes president will be a down fall.