Government Corruption

"The lottery" & "Harrison Bergeron


Thesis statement Citizens should be able to have the right to choose what is good for society by demonstrating that they should take a way there tradition and restrictions on how they look and there intelligence.


: In the “Harrison Bergeron” and “The Lottery”, both texts discusses how in both story's the government is corrupt. In the Lottery , people would be drawn in a black box and if they are picked they would be stoned/killed. They did this to keep the population at a curtain rate. In Harrison Burgeron people would have to wear handicaps to make them equal to there people in other words ugly because they have better looks or intelligence then others.

Quote/Analysis :

"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.

Quote/Analysis :

"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.


In conclusion the citizens should make there on decisions because the should be in control and pick what is better for them and not the government . People should not have to go through things live Ms Hutchinson and Harrison Burgeron. I would vote for Hillary only because trump wouldn't know how to run a country and he would make many changes that arnt good for the people. he only wants whats good for him.