Citizens Make The Rules

Power to the villagers!

Thesis Statement

The citizens should be allowed to help make laws and rules for themselves because they would know what’s best for them and not someone from the government making the rules for people.

"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson shows the end of government and tradition in the civilization

In “Harrison Bergeron” and “The Lottery”, both texts there are murders of the main character. Harrison tries to overthrow the government and be in charge but gets murdered because the government thinks he is to handicapped. The villagers of the town chose to stone people with rocks because of tradition of picking some ones name.

Quotes/ Analysis "The Lottery"

Quote: “"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 supports my thesis by saying that the government killed people because of how they looked and how they were. The citizens should make the laws because they know what’s best for each other rather than the government trying to make things better for everyone.

Quotes/ Analysis "Harrison Bergeron"

Quote: “It was then that Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, came into the studio with a double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor ” (Vonnegut 5).


Analysis: This supports my thesis by saying that the government killed people because of how they looked and how they were. The citizens should make the laws because they know what’s best for each other rather than the government trying to make things better for everyone.

Conclusion

The citizens should be allowed to make the laws and rules because the citizens would have a better perspective on things and on how to deal with them. Im most scared of Donald Trump becoming president because he has no government experience.