Pocket Full Of Stones

Are You Really In Control ????

Thesis Statement

The citizen should have the control over the laws that are put into play, the government should just have the jobs to enforce them.

Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and "The Lottery" by Shirley Jackson

Two stories where both place are controlled way to much by there government and nothing is really don't to change what is happening. In "Harrison Bergeron" every and anyone that was above average in anything was given a handicap to bring them down to be like the people who weren't as skilled as them. In "The Lottery" who every draws the black dot get pelted with a bunch of rocks.

Charaters Bio

Harrison Bergeron

Harrison Bergeron being the perfect man was locked up at the age 14 for trying to overthrow the government, not agreeing with their way but was killed in the process because he got cocky and ahead of himself.

Mr. Adams

Mr. Adams a regular man in the town was indirectly saying he wanted to change the way they do things in the town because he brought up how the village up north stopped the lottery.

Harrison B. Quote/Analysis

Quote: "Harrison Bergeron, age fourteen," she said in a grackle squawk, "has just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. He is a genius and an athlete, is under-handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous" (Vonnegut 3).



Analysis: Show how they are scared of him because he has the power to take over because he is the perfect man. So if he gets the chance he can change the world back to the way it used to be with no more handicaps and the government doesn’t want that

The Lottery Quote/Analysis

Quote: “Mr. Adams said to Old Man Warner, who stood next to him, "that over in the north village they're talking of giving up the lottery" (Jackson 4).



Analysis: Shows how he is thinking about changing the way that they handle things in the town. Because it just might not be as important as they think it is and they lose someone they love every year. Plus blood pressure is risen cause to never know if you’ll get called.

Conclusion

The citizen should have the control over the laws that are put into play, the government should just have the jobs to enforce them. Just know I hate Trump #Sanders2016, he will make change I know it. I do have a fear that Trump will win that's kind of scary.