Citizens Allowed To Be Free

every indivisual should make the rules they desire

Thesis statement

· Citizens should be able to make the laws based on how they want to live that can illustrate freedom, individuality and self-rule.


· In “Harrison Bergeron” and “The Lottery” both text concealed the true beauty of identity upon the citizens and forced laws upon them people where forced to hide their true feelings and was forced to death. Harrison was forced to be like the others and masked his true abilities, while in the lottery individuals would be forced to do things they would not usually want to do for example was forced to live in a community tradition that would sooner lead one to death

Quote and Analysis

Quote: "’That over in the North village they're talking of giving up the lottery… Listening to the young folks, nothing's good enough for them. Next thing you know, they'll be wanting to go back to living in caves, nobody works anymore’” (Jackson4).

Analysis: This quote supports my thesis, because it provides evidence of the government not trusting the citizens to do as they please. It shows that they are over ruled and freedom is very limited, and they don’t have much self-government this is a problem because personal freedom is important to a limit.

Quote: “… and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law they were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else” (Vonnegut 1).

Analysis: This quote proves that individuality wasn’t an option for the citizens and that it was forced upon them to be alike. The law made being free of who they truly are a problem this supports my thesis because if the citizens were to create the laws they would be who they want to be and individuality wouldn’t be a problem.


I believe the citizens should be able to rule because individuality and self freedom plays a huge role in a persons life and if the government over rules them they might as well be "lifeless" with the upcoming election something im looking foward to who's going to be the lucky one to win the elections, points that are important to me is who's saying what and who's showing what, also known as" actions speak louder than words" something I am scared of is, that the wrong person will win and our life won't be the same, rules will be diffrent people will get treated unfair .