This is saying that the people in the society all have to be equal. No one is stronger than anyone else, smarter than anyone else, or better than anyone else. The reason no one is more powerful is because they are all equal and treated the same. The reader of the book can tell that that equality is scared. Equality is in a hiding spot in a little tunnel.
He is a genious and an athlete, is under handicapped, and should be regarded ads extreamley dangerous”(2). This is explaining how dangerous he is to the society. He is underhandicapped which means he doesn’t have the right amount of handicaps on when he escaped. Hes also considered a genious and an athlete which to them, is dangerous. Another reason why Harrison Bergeron is dangerous to their society is because he has a lot of handicaps on.
Jacob Irish Irish 1 Ms. Matthews HSE 3: Period 5 3 November 2014 Conformity versus Individuality “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Conformity and equality may seem desirable at first; however, it actually takes away one’s individuality. Ray Bradbury warned about this in his novel Fahrenheit 451. His novel takes place in a futuristic society in which advanced technology and government censorship erases any interest in books and establishes the enjoyment of simple pastimes as suspicious. Due to technological advances which have produced fire-proof houses, firemen burn books.
These limitations leave the world equal from intelligence and good looks. With people pushing for equality, Vonnegut shows us a world that society is working toward. Through this “prediction” of the future, the author uses Diana Moon Glampers and Harrison Bergeron as examples to show the tragedies of the two measures- are they too equal or too unjust. Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, resembles the idea of fairness in this society. She is in charge of changing the capability of bright and intelligent people to being completely normal.
In today’s world people are still falsely accused of things and that shows that not much has changed over all these years. This also shows how inhumane war can be, people treat their enemies like they’re not person. Personally I could never fight in war because I would never be able to shoot a person by choice unless I absolutely had to for self-defense. The main idea in Candide is that everything that happens is for the best or at least that is what Professor Pangloss’ theory is. And in this imperfect world war may happen for the best.
Hobbes vs Locke When a unlawful crime happens we are shocked and paralyzed by fear and despair. Well ,with these crimes comes governmental responsibility this is why. Without a strictly ruled government violence, no productivity, and consequently no knowledge of the Earth would result. To begin, with “Without a common power to keep them in awe, it will result in a state of war” as Thomas Hobbes states. Strict power is important, absences of this allows us to forget that we are all equal and no one is higher than the other.
In this story, everyone is made equal by the “Handicapper-General”, by having handicaps placed on them to make everyone the same. Everyone is perfectly equal and no one is better than anyone else, or any stronger, smarter, or even more athletic than any other person. That’s a good thing, right? No. This would keep people from reaching their full potential, possibly to help the whole of the population.
To begin with the reason why Harrison Bergeron world is Dystopia. Smart people like George a character in the story that have to wear a little mental handicap radio in his ear because his intelligence is above normal and the government want to keep people like him from taking unfair advantage of their brain. People also had to wear a mental handicap around them. One of the quotes that Kurt Vonnegut mention in the story is that “All people equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the constitution (Kurt 1). If they tried to take off the mental handicap on them they would punish.
Vonnegut uses satirization in the story to teach and tell the reader that extreme equality is bad. In “Harrison Bergeron”, Vonnegut uses characterization, symbolism, and figurative language to satirize extreme equality in society. In “Harrison Bergeron,” the author satirizes extreme equality in society by using characterization. Vonnegut teaches the readers by showing them what the future could be like if equality is taken too literally. The government imposed handicaps that make the people in Vonnegut’s story all equal.
Even the justice system believes, as if they shouldn’t be convicted. “The legal system doesn’t like second guessing police officers because they know the job is hard and violent and they have to keep bad guys off the streets ” ( Stinson para. 3). For a regular person convicted of a crime they are more harshly faced then police who gets a free pass. Instead of taking responsibility of the situation, they claim they did not do anything even when there is clear evidence.
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.
Ruiz attests to Hitler’s leadership of the Nazi Party and his influential voice in the organization. “The word is like a seed, and the human mind is so fertile” (Ruiz 28). There are times when the word is unintentionally misused by the people closest to us because they may be having a bad day, creating a complex within ourselves because we pay attention to their opinion and agree with it. “That is why we should forgive them; they don’t know what they do” (Ruiz 36). The only way to break these spell is to make new agreements based on truth, because the truth will set us free.
Traits such as creativity, intelligence, and skepticism are highly valued and are noticeable in most famous scientists. For these reasons, it is logical that science is not highly valued in the totalitarian world in Anthem, since in the collectivist society, obedient and average people are rewarded, and people that stand out are punished. Equality 7-2521 knew he was smarter than his brothers, but stated “it is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them”, because the main concept of collectivism is unity, that “We are nothing. Mankind is all”, and by standing out, whether by being superior or inferior, you threaten that
While this movie may not be for everybody it does contain an interesting and controversial commentary on society. It seems that the primary message argued in A Clockwork Orange is that through abuse Alex has been considered cured, people must not be used as scientific experiments even if the experiment is for the greater good of society. The needs of the many do not outweigh the rights of one and by breaking this moral code by the elected officials drastically changes the way the society favors their government and its practices. Social engineering is not the answer to eliminate a disruptive youth culture and maintaining order within society. Violent impulses, sexual urges, the enjoyment of music, participating in social camaraderie are all essential parts of the human experience and eliminating any part of that experience would eliminate what it means to be a