Kurt Vonnegut And The Lottery, By Ursula Leguih,

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Imagine living in a world where you’re all alone and you have nobody. Being alone and having nobody by your side to help you is really the worst. When you’re an individual, you have to help yourself and count on yourself. Being an individual makes you suffer more than when you’re with a group. But when you’re with a group, you won’t suffer as much. Also when you’re with a group, you won’t be alone, there will be people by your side. There are three stories that support individuals and groups. Those stories are “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas,” by Ursula LeGuih, “Harrison Bergeron,” by Kurt Vonnegut, and “The Lottery,” by Shirley Jackson. Each story shows how the groups are more important than the individual. In the story, “The Ones Who…show more content…
Here, it shows the group is more important because it has to do with equality. There was basically no individuals here because everyone had to be the same. No one is better than anyone else, everyone is average. You can’t be prettier, stronger, or smarter than anyone else. The story was started by saying, “The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal.” (Vonnegut 1). That’s important because it tells us when everybody had to be equal. For everyone to be equal, some people had to have handicaps. There are some people that their handicaps has a sharp sound that rings every 20 seconds. When one person wasn’t happy, then the group wasn’t happy. The group is also more important because when Harrison was on television, he wasn’t happy. For the whole group to be happy, not one person can be sad. Harrison and George weren’t happy with their lives because of the handicaps. Therefore, the story, “Harrison Bergeron”, proves that the group is more important than the…show more content…
On June 27th, the kids collect stones and put them in their pockets. Then the kids would stand next to their parents. Theres a box full with papers, and there’s a paper that has a black dot on it. Whoever picks out the paper that has the black dot, they have to kill themselves. This story shows that the group is important at the end of the story. It’s presented when Tessie says, “It isn’t fair, it isn’t right,” (Jackson 7). Tessie was the one that picked the paper. Tessie is sacrificing her life to help the others. One person has to sacrifice their life to help the group. When the kids run around collecting the stones, and then they gather up with their parents, shows that the group is more important. The kids, fathers, and mothers, do something different, so they work together. Therefore, the story, “The Lottery”, proves that the group is more important than the
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