Harrison Bergeron: The Limitations Of Excessive Legislation

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The “Harrison Bergeron”: The limitations of excessive legislation The “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut is a great work of satirical science fiction. It describes the equality has finally settled in the society by limiting people’s development, especially for someone who is intelligent. The story is worth people thinking about the phenomenon of extreme equality in the society today. In general, excessive legislation plays a huge important role to promote equality, notwithstanding it indirectly brings huge burden to the people on the basis of keeping equality. Firstly, the excessive legislation keeps equality basically by concerned people’s execution. This point can be provided by the situation of the laws, which are monitored by Handicapper General: “Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else ” (Vonnegut 1). This action actually realizes the equality among people (just about the physical and mental development). Like when George wears the handicap radio in his ear, which is used to limit his thoughts (Vonnegut 1). Through this text, the evidence clearly tells there are competitions everywhere…show more content…
Even, Harrison passed away unfortunately. There’s only Hazel provokes the most burden of families. She not only works for the family but also sturdily accepts the disappearance of his son. Not just her, almost all families have the same experience. Actually, the society has gradually become cruel and indifferent. Certainly, follow the law, people have no choice to rebel the government. The only thing to do is to accept the reality and the heavy burden. And the society can have a slow progress in development because of it. So in this way, the excessive legislation indeed is obviously dangerous for people depended on the quality. Therefore, it is difficult for a society to develop
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