CITIZENS DESERVE MORE POWER

Fight the power!

THESIS STATEMENT

  • Citizens should have more a choice on what happens in their community and the government shouldn’t control everybody.

"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt vonnegut and "The lottery" by shirley jackson exbit the limits of government and tradition and society

: In "Harrison Bergeron" and "The Lottery", both text share murders of innocent citizens ,also both of governing bodies has a lot of power, Harrison tried to stand up to the government and was killed, Mrs. Hunches was killed based on a tradition that could’ve been replaced with another tradition.

Quotes and Analysis

Quote: “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).

Analysis: this connects because Mrs.H was stoned to death because of the law. The government in this story had to make sure the population didn’t get out of hand. The government had too much power because they basically get to pick who dies. Jackson discuses if they were picked they had to be killed and there were no exceptions.

Quotes and Analysis

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: Harrison was killed because he was different and the government made him hide his differences. It was the law to hide our your body and face and if they didn’t the government killed them like in lottery it was a law to keep the town’s population down so they killed them because it was the law. Vonnegut discusses that if it was against the law to be different or to stand out.

CONCLUSION

Citizens should have more a choice on what happens in their community and the government shouldn’t control everybody. Communities would be better off because the people who live in that community have to deal with what goes on. The government cant just go in there and have more power or say and change how people live. Therefore this coming up election the important points that matter to me are helping more people who cant get jobs, raise the job wages. Also they should tax the upper class a little more the middle class isn't getting hit so hard. This is why I want Bernie Sanders to win. I'm most scared of is Donald trump winning. I say this because he is a billionaire and will probably try to run this country like a business. He also stated that he will get all immigrants out of the country.