Citizens Free to Make Choices

Citizens Protest

Thesis Statement

Citizens should be allowed choice to demonstrate that laws should be changed and not risk death.


In “The Most Dangerous Game” and “The Lottery” both texts illustrate lack of choice Rainsford had no choice to escape but go hunting or get killed. The Villagers have no choice in the lottery which result that they get killed.

Quotes and Analysis "Most Dangerous Game"

Quote: “I give him his option, of course. He need not play that game if he doesn't wish to. If he does not wish to hunt, I turn him over to Ivan. Ivan once had the honor of serving as official knouter to the Great White Czar, and he has his own ideas of sport. Invariably, Mr. Rainsford, invariably they choose the hunt" (Connell 9).

Analysis: Rainsford should have been presented more choices other than death by General Zaroff. General Zaroff set a trap for sailors to be shipwrecked so that he could hunt them instead of animals. Sailors are innocent of crimes punishable by death so General Zaroff had no right to hunt them.

Quote and Analysis "The Lottery"

Quote: “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 6).

Analysis: Mrs. Hutchinson should have presented with a choice of whether or not to participate in the lottery. By having this choice, Mrs. Hutchinson could have prevented her own death as well as future deaths of relatives, family and friends. The Lottery is not justifiable murder because farmers could have planted more crops to feed the village.


Citizens choices should be available to demonstrate that laws should be changed and not risk death. That half of my family would be deported by trump