"The lottery" & "Harrison Bergeron
Mrs Hutchinson is the only villager that is against the lottery. When the Hutchinson family draws the marked paper, she says, "it wasn't fair!" This continues as she picked and then stoned to death, but instead of listening to her, The villagers ignore her and continues to throw stones at her.
Harrison is a fourteen years old, seven feet tall, and handsome . He is a genius who is also very strong he is a dancer who also broke out of prison. Harrison was killed on national TV, But he died trying to show that the government is to controlling.
The government in both stories are very strict about there laws and are not fair to the people. In both "The Lottery" and "Harrison Bergeron" the characters were fighting to have freedom and to stand up for themselves. Mrs.Hutchenson try to stop the lottery because she think it is not fair for innocent people to be stoned to death. In the lottery people have to wear handicaps to make them ugly because others are prettier/ stronger then others which not fair.
"They were burdened with sashweights and bags or birdshot, and their faces were masked, so that no one, seeing a free grateful gesture on or a pretty face, would feel like something the cat drug in"(Vonnegut1
This quote explains that the government way of making everyone equal because of their special talents and not just being good at something. One reason why citizens should change the current laws because people cant be there selves if they obey to the laws.
"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. 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).
This is the way the community is trying to survive so that there is enough food for everyone. This power should be given to the community because time has changed the people are following old traditions that are causing murders in there community.