Dystopia In Harrison Bergeron

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Is Harrison’s world a utopia or a dystopia? In the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut there is a world with many different rules than we have. Everybody were equal and nobody was better than anybody else. The 211th, 212th, and the 213th Amendments to the Constitution were to be followed. The United States Handicapper General controlled them. Harrison’s world is a Dystopia, a theme in the short story. Their looks, personalities, and everything else were the same in Harrison’s world and they did not have another choice.George (Harrison’s son) has a higher intelligence than others so he was force by law to wear a mental handicap radio on his ear to mess up his brain from taking advantage. When watching the ballerinas, George thoughts fled from the buzzer in his head coming from the earpiece. “I don't care if you’re not equal to me for a while” said Hazel, After telling George to rest his handicap bag on the pillow and stretch on the sofa. 47 pounds of birdshot in the bag around George neck to keep him equal.…show more content…
Harrison, Tall and athletic had to shave his eyebrows and wear a rubber nose to make him unattractive. He was also tall so they added a heavy handicap bag to make him slouch so he won't be so tall. “If everything’s the same, then there aren't any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things” a quote from The Giver by Lois Lowry. The Giver is dystopia world also because they are under bad rules. Their memories and feelings were controlled and they had the ability to see color taken away. “Life here is orderly, so predictable-so painless. It’s what they’ve chosen”. Without their memories they aren't as wise and didn't see reality. In Harrison Bergeron everybody is the same and couldn't be different. Harrison Bergeron and The Giver were ruled by a person where rules don't apply to the ruler. They are both a Dystopia, a theme from the short
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