Does equality bring happiness and make lives easier in society? One may think so because the idea of everyone being equal is actually desirable by society. That’s just a general aspect of it though, but deeply thinking about how life would be when everyone is equal would actually make people think twice about everyone being equal. Everyone being equal means no type of competition, no sense of drive from anyone and simply no motivation. Everybody finally being equal means everybody being average.
The style of writing portrayed in this nonfiction journal best relates to a dystopian future for our society. The purpose of this writing would be to show that the world could be a much simpler place to live in if civilization was treated equally. With everyone born as humans no matter the color of our skin or the ethnicity that we were raised in it raises many to question why we cannot treat one another equally and why we do not get along or respect one another. While we are not any closer to figuring out why our world kills its own kind over feuds, I believe religion plays a big factor in why certain cultures are enemies. One culture and one religion has to always be better than the other there is no equality.
Milton Friedman once said, “A society that puts equality before freedom will get neither. A society that puts freedom before equality will get a high degree in both.” From my perspective American equality is someone’s idea about who deserves something greater than the struggles they have been through to get something great. Everybody has their own ideas about everything. I have come to realize when one person is pleased, a crowd gets upset; when a crowd is pleased there is always that one person who is not pleased.
Mankind not only dreams of the impossible, but makes it possible. Fueled by our desire to create meaningful improvements in social, humanitarian, technological, and scientific contexts (among many other fields), man never ceases to innovate and develop. This drive has become so ingrained in our society, that our demand for progress has morphed into a need for progress. Nowadays, we despise stagnation and fear regression, because to us, they are the enemies of progress; however, when looking at the roots of progression, regression, and stagnation, one discovers that they all rely on the same relationship, one based on certainty and doubt. These three very different phenomena all have the same ingredients, but what differentiates them is the
In the short story “Harrison Bergeron, equality is clearly misunderstood, therefore I disagree that everyone in the story is equal. Although everyone was suppose to be equal because of the Handicapper General, they weren't. Equal doesn’t mean everyone thinks or speaks on the same level, equal means that everyone has the same opportunity and chances as others do. The correct way to ensure equality is to encourage success and put infrastructure in place to help and motivate those who are born into situations which limit their opportunities, and in this story, the government has not done this.
The use of description and multiple plot lines demonstrates how true equality can actually be a detriment to society. Vonnegut makes it clear to the reader that if society continues in this pursuit of ultimate equality, people will lose the ability to compete and be unique, making them less individual. Society progresses today because of the skilled people who utilize their distinct talents to benefit society. If everyone has the same skills as everyone else, people are not able to cultivate their talents and in turn use them to better
In the story, “Harrison Bergeron” the main character, Harrison, ( and other people ) were handicapped for being more intelligent than other people. The government decided that wasn’t ok, and that they have to do something or else not everyone could be equal. By the end of the story, Harrison proves to be mysterious, confident, and brave by all the chaotic events that happened. Harrison stands up against society and shows everyone how he is not afraid or angry about being different. Being different is ok, people do not have to bow down the the expectations of society; they just need to understand being themselves make them their own person, and make them unique in their own way.
Mond explains, in this quote, how science cannot remain the sole factor in achieving happiness. Throughout the story, the Controllers condition the people to view science as the greatest good, but new discoveries often lack what makes an individual happy. Process often infringes on what people as a whole consider as happy. They feel contentment but individuality and passion push brilliant individuals to discover more scientifically. Beauty lies in truth.
The rest will follow automatically.”, but it’s hard to persuade a whole generation that collectivism is now suddenly a good thing when individuality is praised and that being different is ultimately favorable. To do so “I” would have to be taken from vocabulary and “We” implanted as the only way to mention oneself or others around them. The connection between Anthem’s community and the one lived in today is barely even slightly similar and also a little bit of an impossible feat. Even in Anthem not everyone is equal. There has to be someone to govern, to take charge.
This was not supposed to happen Jewish people feel like they're trapped they're all alone they can't fight they have no weapon the only weapon they have other voices just to know that one person or one voice can speak over millions is crazy no one would ever expect this to be happening or that being the way it was in the 1940s all rows have to be civilized and we have peace. what I think about Elie Wiesel is that you are important just Who You Are no matter what who anyone else can't be or can be be yourself you are special the way you are no one can tell you different. What has happened won't happen again. we will have to teach our kids what what we know so this doesn't happen again. our leader will not let this happen again.
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,
The story, Harrison Bergeron really shows the importance of diversity and for every individual to have a right to be unique. The government trying to make every thing completely fair is actually unfair to people who can 't get any excitement in a world like this. Limiting peoples thinking will also strongly slow any advances in technology, maybe even to a stop, so they might never solve some of the very important problems they face. Same with strength, if someones is in danger to an animal or a malfunctioning machine they will need to be able to escape. So really a world thats completely fair is impossible to create.
It definitely isn’t absolutely awful and is the worst in the world, but it is by no means the best. I think that as an optimist, we could definitely work to improve it. There’s always room for improvement no matter what and having a negative view on our government doesn’t help anything and if anything it puts us at a stand still. There are slimey politicians just like there are clean ones. No matter where you go, there will always be corrupt politicians.
Megan Morecraft Honors English II Mrs. Drake September 28, 2016 Equality’s True Motive Similar to The Giver by Lois Lowry, the society (in The Giver) is built upon rules that restrict the motives and individualities of the people that live within the community. For example, in The Giver the Elders of the society took away the ability to see color and feel love for one another by making the people resort to sameness. The protagonist, Jonas, was special like Equality in Anthem, because both of the characters figured out the problems of their society and rebelled. In the novella, Anthem, Ayn Rand creates a character named Equality, also known as Prometheus, who conducts secret experiments that are genuinely motivated by the desire to prove self-worth