The idea of utopian and dystopian societies is noticeably popular due to the fact that society wants equality, however authors show when attempting to have total equality the public can become unethical. Harrison Bergeron shows a corrupt government and society in hopes of a utopia. After Harrison broke out of jail and made the musicians play without their handicaps the text says, “The music began again and was much improved.” This demonstrates how total equality takes away talents and strips people of their individuality. However, for most people their talents are what brings them joy and purpose. The leader or ruler in Harrison Bergeron, The Handicapper General, was also unprincipled.
My interpretation of what Atticus is trying say is that people misuse the phrase “all people are created equal” when some people are better at other things. This exert is a perfect example of how it is misused in Maycomb County, because they reiterate the quote “all people are created equal” over an over again when they don't even abide by it themselves. The example is really important to me because Atticus is trying to get
What if everyone was finally equal in every which way; it sounds like heaven, right? Well as Barry Goldwater once said, “Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.” In the texts, The Giver and “Harrison Bergeron” equality is greatly misunderstood. The community in The Giver restricted color, music, feelings and more to keep anyone from being themselves, or different. The Community in “Harrison Bergeron” forced people to wear “Handicaps” to make everyone completely equal. Handicaps are restrictions, for example, weights if your strong, or a mask if you are pretty.
The difference is that they can have a family. In Harrison Bergeron the main characters are George the father, Hazel the mother, and Harrison the son that was taken away. The reason the government took Harrison away was because he was too smart and athletic and handsome. He was a “Danger to society.” People in the society that they live in are able to have families and live together and love eachother. The only thing, is that everyone has to be equal.
Total equality became possible because the philosophers argued and supported their points. Voltaire presented religious equality as a tolerance rather than acceptance. This meant that people of all different religions could live in the same society as long as they did not fight over the values of other religions. Voltaire supports that in his, “Letters Concerning the English Nation”, written in 1726. He writes, “If only one religion were allowed in England, the government would very possibly become arbitrary; if there were but two, the people would cut one another’s throats; but as there are such a multitude, they all live happy and in peace.” John Locke
In the story Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut explores the idea of total equality. His use of irony which is present for the duration of the entire story reveals the concept that equality may not be as good as it seems. The unpredictable ending, surprising situations, and shocking character reactions all serve as illustrations to help convey Vonnegut’s theme. The society Vonnegut creates is ironic because it is based off the United States-- a place which values freedom-- but in the pursuit of equality, citizens lose their freedom to be themselves. Through the creation of the handicap system above average citizens are required to wear physical and mental handicaps in order to maintain a fair playing field for all.
This is saying that the people in the society all have to be equal. No one is stronger than anyone else, smarter than anyone else, or better than anyone else. The reason no one is more powerful is because they are all equal and treated the same. The reader of the book can tell that that equality is scared. Equality is in a hiding spot in a little tunnel.
When Lincoln says, “all men are created equal,” that is from the constitution. This will help him convince the people to keep fighting because he is telling the people that if you are human you should treat others like you want to be treated. Ethos shows up in the “Gettysburg Address” also. When Lincoln makes the allusion “all men are created equal,” is ethos. Ethos is doing the right thing when it is not the popular thing to do.
In To Kill a Mockingbird it teaches us that fairness is import because when people do not show equality no one will ever be happy and when people tell the truth others can trust each other more. Equality and truth are two major topics. The two topics are for everyone to live by, everyone should be equal and everyone should tell the truth it will really make a
Some people may think that justice is the same for everyone, in my eyes I think some people are shown more justice than others. We know that in our U.S constitution it says that all men are created equal so I strongly feel that if we all are created equal, shouldn't we get equal justice?I feel the amount of justice you receive is based off of who you are, and by that I mean are you rich or poor, white or black. In the book "To Kill
Harrison Bergeron vs. Anthem To live in a world where collectivism is a part of society it must be strange to the way we live now. In both dystopian novels everyone has the same rights and is equal which makes them practice collectivism. Throughout both novels they show their separate in relationship and figure out what relationships truly are and overcome the fear of their government discovering them. In Vonnegut’s “ Harrison Bergeron” and Rand’s “Anthem” their societies are the similar in equality but different in their relationships. Both novels show the characteristics that they are exactly equal because collectivism is practiced upon society by the close minded government.
In theory, all members of society should have the same opportunities, yet this is rarely the case. Instead of adjusting public spaces, so that they are open for all, we create a society facilitated for the majority of us. People on the autism spectrum may perceive this as unfair, as the majority are more adept at conforming to change. The people with the ability to adjust are the ones who does not have to. In essence, we create a community without room for the autistic, and then complain when they find this unfair.
So really a world thats completely fair is impossible to create. Others may think that everyone should be equal, but this is taking it to far. Since everyone has to be absolutely equal in mental and physical strength, no matter who you are, you 'd be equal with the mentally and physically challenged people. As seen in the story there are mentally challenged people and in order for everyone to be equal they would only be able to think as much as them. So
In the Declaration of Independence Thomas Jefferson wrote “We hold these truths to be self evident, that all men a created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuits of Happiness” (Jefferson). Everyone has the same rights as others, but the problem in this century is the lesbian, gay bisexual, transgender community (LGBT) does not have the equal rights as “straight” citizens do. Reasons why they may not have these equal rights is because of the government may be embarrassed to give these people their rights to be equal cause the government will lose the respect and strength of the other countries and theirs. Along with most the world’s population believes