Harrison Bergeron Dystopian Analysis

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Harrison Bergeron is a dystopian story about a society that strips all humanity and human nature. This society is so altered that basic human genes can so be expressed. This society portrays human’s gifts such as knowledge and athleticism as threats to the society as a whole. Human emotion is also stripped because of the lowered down standards. The outcome of this is a dysfunctional world with no progress. The dystopian society of Harrison Bergeron altered human nature for the worse in the thought a better society.

Society is full of people with special talents which makes them unique and a contribution to society. In the story of Harrison Bergeron, it is altered this view. Being forced to hide natural beauty and intelligence through the use
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Emotion is one of the defining characteristics of a human. In the story of Harrison Bergeron George is the defining character the reader sees who is constantly suffering from the handicaps. We can see in many points how the handicap is in direct association with loss of emotion. This is seen when George acts like this -- Hazel turned to comment about the blackout to George. But George had gone out into the kitchen for a can of beer. George came back in with the beer, paused while a handicap signal shook him up. And then he sat down again. "You been crying" he said to Hazel. "Yup," she…show more content…
This passage really shows how even the most damaging of events are still forgotten. Without your humanity you lead a pointless life with no gain. The average human with no handicap expresses the role society should follow. Hazel is a very important character in the story because she has no handicaps and has the perfect average intelligence. This is important because they way she acts society should mimic. Even the most average of intelligence still shows flaw to emotion. Hazel lacks to feel the pain handicap people face everyday. This is seen in this passage "Sounded like somebody hitting a milk bottle with a ball pen hammer," said George. "I'd think it would be real interesting, hearing all the different sounds," said Hazel a little envious. "All the things they think up.". In this passage Hazel clearly shows no emotion towards Georges pain. The average human proves to show no emotion therefore altering human
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