Importance Of Equality In Harrison Bergeron

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By what means do we produce equality? Well, equality is produced, according to “Harrison Bergeron”, by hindering those who are advantaged (more skilled), so as not to cause those who are less advantaged to feel dissatisfied. Although the further one is advantaged, the further they are hindered. However, this still causes them to stand out because their extensive hindrances reflect their skills. Therefore, this action doesn’t produce equality but displays individuality. Equality is produced, according to “Harrison Bergeron”, by hindering those who have higher skill. “ Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to…. the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.” However, this has a negative impact on the people because it is a forced equality.…show more content…
“ ‘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. Therefore, this action (hindering the advantaged) produces individuality. Each handicap that one has, displays to others what their advantages are, whether or not you can display, or use, them. This process of trying to yield equality, is ineffective. In view of the fact that, everyone is not actually equal. Those who have enhanced skill are being suppressed, so that they look

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