How Does Harrison Bergeron Use Symbols In The Lottery

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What if you were just informed that you won the lottery? Would you be happy? Would you tell everyone? That wasn’t the case for Tessie and her family. When they were gathered at the square in their town, on July 25 for the annual lottery day. As the family heads go up to draw a ticket for their family, Tessie grew weary and became nervous. Once every family drew a ticket, the mayor then told everyone to open their ticket and see if they picked the one with the red dot. No one said anything so the mayor opened the box and poured the remaining slips out. When they looked through them they failed to find the dot they knew it was Tessie who had won.
In the short story “the Lottery,” the author made sure to show symbolism through the black box, and …show more content…

In the short story, Harrison Bergeron, the author shows many of the world’s or should I say government faults. The characters in the story all have different burdens that carry in order to be on the same level of equality as others. For example, Ballerinas were forced to wear a mask for the government did not want anyone to look more beautiful than anyone else. The more beautiful and graceful the ballerina was, the uglier the mask she wore was. They did not want any man to be more physically capable of doing a task than another. In the Government eyes, the only way to seek equality is to limit others physical and genetic abilities to compensate for the ones who lack strong physical and genetic abilities. This short story is kind of similar to the modern day problems. Many people say they want equality but fail to realize that everyone having equality is not always the best choice. When it comes to equality, either everyone is poor or everyone is rich. The really is no in …show more content…

The characters in the story all have different burdens that carry in order to be on the same level of equality as others. For example, Ballerinas were forced to wear a mask for the government did not want anyone to look more beautiful than anyone else. The more beautiful and graceful the ballerina was, the uglier the mask she wore was. They did not want any man to be more physically capable of doing a task than another. In the Government eyes, the only way to seek equality is to limit others physical and genetic abilities to compensate for the ones who lack strong physical and genetic abilities. This short story is kind of similar to the modern day problems. Many people say they want equality but fail to realize that everyone having equality is not always the best choice. When it comes to equality, either everyone is poor or everyone is rich. The really is no in

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