Equality In George Orwell's Harrison Bergeron

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It’s 2081, new laws, new society. Everyone was equal. Imagine living in the world where “Harrison Bergeron” takes place. Nobody could be greater than anybody in anything, making what people believed to be equality. In “Harrison Bergeron”the society was truly equal to each other. For everybody knew they had the same amount skill, handicaps ensured prevention from inequality, and on the other hand people knew others had a higher skill or rank, which is an incorrect statement. The society was truly equal to each other for everybody knew they had the same amount of skill. For example, “the year was 2081 and everybody was equal.’’ This evidence explains how due to the laws, everyone is equal in every way. The fact that people believed they were…show more content…
To support my answer is the killer of Harrison. “Handicap general, a woman named Diana Moon.” Others may say that since Diana had a higher rank than most, everyone was unequal. This isn’t true for ranks or power had nothing to do with talent. Like I discussed before, anyone could do anything (in this case any job) because they were all equal. So anyone could have become the handicap general, making Diana still equal to everyone else. Another example would be the ballerina. “She must have been beautiful because of the mask she wore was hideous,” Some may think that others could tell who was better than who, making everyone “unequal”. Though due to handicaps people couldn’t think about how beautiful or strong someone was. Sure, George was the one who thought the ballerina was originally beautiful but the handicaps made people unable to fully process these thoughts, and others couldn’t even create thoughts without handicaps. All these reasons as to why the society is still equal leads to my final thoughts. In “Harrison Bergeron” the society was truly equal. Everyone knew they had the same amount of skill, handicaps ensured prevention from inequality, and people knew others had a higher skill or rank which has proven to be false. Now, don’t you think society should be like this?
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