Freedom Rights

How governments should let people live the way they want to

Thesis Statement:

I believe that governments should let the citizens of their community to live freely to ensure that they live happily and so that they have the human rights they deserve.


"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson show how unfair it can be when governments restrict communities.

In "Harrison Bergeron" and "The lottery" it shows that the governments in which they live in are quite unfair to their citizens and put many restrictions on them in ways that is just cruel. I am going to discuss how governments shouldn't have hold over the community and how everyone should have a fair chance at being successful with their lives.

The main protagonists who spoke out against these governments.

Quote and Analysis "Harrison Bergeron"

"The year was 2081, 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. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents to the United States Handicapper General.

This quote supports my thesis because it shows us how equality has taken over the U.S. and has made everyone bland and plain and much less diverse and creative than our current country which I think is wrong to do to a free community. I feel they should be able to make their own actions and decisions and not have to be like everyone else.

Quote and Analysis "The Lottery"

"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 as 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 behind him."

This quote helps to support my thesis because it shows us how traditions of some communities can be considered unfair or unjust for others to be treated in these ways due to tradition or common rule in communities. This quote also supports my thesis by giving us a glimpse of what unfair rule can affect people.


I think that it is still a better idea for the communities themselves to be in power so they can stay happy and keep the peace and prosperity of the area among the people.