They couldn 't see colors and they didn’t have feelings. In “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut the community was forced to be the same. The government put them down to the same level of sight,speech,and intelligence. Samuel Johnson once said “It is better that some should be unhappy rather than that none should be happy, which would be the case in a general state of equality.” Samuel Johnson’s quote about equality is most related to The Giver and Harrison Bergeron because the quote illustrates a central idea that people don’t
People have to wear glasses so they can't see the way they are supposed to. Even when they talk about being able to disable the disabilities they still don't for the fact of getting caught. It's to the point where nobody can be unique in any way. Therefore, there is no competition between anyone. So for the theme to be equality in all is a world that Kurt Vonnegut is wanting to show to
“ ‘Ladies and Gentlemen,’ said the ballerina, reading the bulletin. She must have been extraordinarily beautiful because the mask she wore was hideous. And it was easy to see that she was the strongest and most graceful of all the dancers, for her handicap bags were as big as those worn by two-hundred-pound men.” Diana Moon Glampers tries to cause the advantaged to appear equal through hindrances, but the hindrances have the reverse effect. The more talented one is the more hindrances one had. Although the ballerina couldn’t dance better than the others, she still stood out due to her extremely heavy weights.
Cherry had said her companions were excessively cool, making it impossible to feel anything, but then she could watched nightfalls. Randy should be excessively cool, making it impossible to feel anything, but then there was agony in his eyes." (115-116) This shows how Greasers and Socs are fundamentally the same, yet diverse in the meantime. Every one of them are people, so why treat Socs like lords and rulers and Greasers like refuse? Socs do have cash, however that does not imply that Greasers ought to be given more terrible disciplines than Socs.
For example, politicians often think that they can handle all of the political debates with no problem at all, however they are ignorant and do not realize that they too have flaws that could affect their argument. Once poets receive positive feedback they believe that they are invincible and do not have any flaws because they are the best at what they do, which often is not true. Moreover, Sophists could also be unaware of their own flaws and they could just be teaching what they know which is not everything. Therefore, making them not wise. All in all, in order for one to be considered wise according to Socrates’ definition of wisdom, one must be aware of his or her own
Anyone could say that if Montag had conformed he would have stayed on the side of “good;” however, there is no true “good” side there is uniqueness and being individuality which is considered to be “good” to most people in the society in which people live. Conformity and individuality in this book were hard to see due to the fact that Montag’s society wanted everything to be perfect in a world that was not. One should always be themselves even if society tells them to be something different. Be a unique individual not something, or someone, someone else wants you to
Never getting fired isn’t an accomplishment that should be memorialized, but the government wants other citizens to be as average as the unknowncitizen. This eliminates individuality because the other citizens will follow after this example and soon they will all be average. The citizens can’t be unique if they are all indirectly told to become average. Lastly, the poem shows that the society is weakened. The
Kofi Annan once said, “Gender equality is more than a goal in itself. It is a precondition for meeting the challenge of reducing poverty, promoting sustainable development and building good governance.” This was clearly missed by the people of Pluton as they only aimed for gender equality and did not think of the consequences of their extreme measures of getting away from gender
“The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal.” Not by equal in freedom and religon, but equal by nobody was smarter than anyone else. No one was better looking than anybody else. Harrison Bergeron, by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. teaches us that equality is everyone with the rights of freedom, not by person because God made everyone different according to Hazel and society will fall apart from “equality”. While some may argue that the theme of Harrison Bergeron is Harrison Bergeron is standing against the equality. So equality is not everyone being exactly the same, but by being equal in their individual freedom.
In what ways has your life been affected by your gender? - My life has not been affected at all, because there is nothing I can’t do. - There is some feminine things that is frowned upon like wearing make-up and lipstick, but it doesn’t bother me. What do you think of people from different race, gender, religion and culture? - Everyone have the right to do what they want, but forcing people to do certain stuff, or to not do certain stuff is unacceptable.
If everyone was made equal how is it fair to others? In the story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurk Vonnegut Jr, The year is 2018, people are completely equal, and they are the same in every way possible. There are people in the society being handicapped to be made the same as the other people in the society. The people who aren’t handicapped are the people who have “perfect” intelligence, strength, and beauty, which means that they aren’t that big of a threat. The superiors(intellectual people) are a bigger threat to the society, the so called “perfect” citizens are not a threat because they can’t process their own thoughts very well.
Society as a whole should not feel the discrimination that they do, but rather the commemorator of them. People are only recognized for the bad qualities in themselves by society, government, and a huge majority of the world. Never has there been a world where everyone has equality. Every citizen’s equal rights should be legally recognized and if they don’t,
Sure one could see this as a good thing, but throughout Anthem, Ayn Rand shows that conformity is not as good as it sounds, but rather the worst way to live. Equality succeeds in finding happiness and meaning in life by learning to be an individual and taking risks that no one in his society dared to do
“When you judge others , you do not define them: you define yourself” - Earl Nightingale. In a society where people are still judging other people to try to make them look good is a low blow, you know you will not be able to judge them on their actions but on something they were born with, the color of their skin or the way the look. This is why discrimination happens every day, bigots must have a scapegoat to blow all the stress they have. But in reality they are not defining the other person because those are petty words, but the bigots actions while insulting the poor man will define the bigot . Once people have learned about how to blow all the stress they have, we can almost act as one.
The unfair and lack of rights the Declaration of Independence stated that “all men are equal” did not apply to all. African Americans and women had a long way to go with the freedom and equality they wanted the country they lived in to have. They were willing and had the right to fight for the rights the country was promising. Anyhow, it wasn’t a revolution because racism and inequality still existed. The American Revolution was based on people feeling free and having a voice and in reality, not everyone