To begin with, Both the story and the movie had the same introduction/ Opening; “Everybody was finally equal. They were not only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else.
In Harrison Bergeron, the year is 2081 and everyone is ‘equal’ on literally all levels which is due to the over exaggerated amount of amendments that have been added over time. For example,“They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.” (1306) Everyone was conformed to be dampened down to a low level of ‘average’ so everything could be fair and just.
Equality comes when each person has the same opportunities and rights as every other in their country, state, et cetera. Some authors in their writing like to challenge the idea of equality and the boundaries of how far some governments, fictional or not, are willing to go for their own idea of equality. The societies in Anthem and “Harrison Bergeron” can be compared in their “successes” by making everyone think they are equal, and their failures in which they are not able to keep everyone contained. The novella Anthem provides a better criticism of government because it goes into more depth about how the citizens are not held back physically by the state, but mostly by their own upbringing and beliefs. These societies, which do differentiate in many ways, successes’ compare in that they are both able to complete the task of making everyone think they are equal.
Equality: Peace or Prison Imagine a society where each person is taught to be exactly the same. The stories of both Anthem and Harrison Begeron are very similar in their Dystopian Society. The authors of these stories, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Ayn Rand, set their stories in Dystopian Societies in which everyone tries to be the exact same. Both stories have a small amount of people who want a change. Dystopian Societies are driven by governments whose purpose is to create similarity and obedience in all of their citizens.
The democratic and undemocratic features in colonial America including, Regular, Free, and Fair election, Individual or Human rights and Equality show that democracy was a work in progress. In a Regular, Free, and Fair election everyone votes Regularly, its Free, and its Fair. Individual or Human rights is what every human is born with. Finally, Equality is when everyone is treated the
When Peter tells Valentine about his plan to have them take on false identities and slowly become respected political figures he says: “I’m going to have control of something. But I want it to be something worth ruling. I want to accomplish something worthwhile. [...] So that when somebody else comes, after we beat the buggers, when somebody else comes here to defeat us, they’ll find we’ve already spread over a thousand worlds, we’re at peace with ourselves and impossible to destroy. [...] I want to save mankind from self-destruction.” (167) Peter’s reasoning behind his plan is that manipulating the adults to believe the political views they have is worth it because it means that Peter’s hunger for power and control will be satiated and a potential war will be avoided.
Rawls states that equality of opportunity represents, “… the background institutions of social and economic justice,” that help those who are most disadvantaged (Rawls 288). Through his own story, Moore displays how education allows those who come from essentially nothing can achieve success. It gives, “… a reason to believe that a story of struggle apathy, and pain… can still have a happy ending,” (Moore 183). Rawls also believes in the, “… equal opportunities of education for all regardless of family income” (Rawls 286). Both see education not only as providing knowledge for all people, but also resources and role models, as the most direct and effective method for creating greater social equality within a
What is a perfect utopian society exactly? Well, everyone has their own dream of their utopian societies, their own perfect world, but dystopian societies are the reality, which exist in every part, every continent, every country, every state, every city, every town, within every single human. Dystopian societies ride highs and lows in these two books and one film, providing the perfect examples of the comparisons and contrasts of these three different worlds. There are clear similarities and drastic differences between today 's modern society and the existence of books in Fahrenheit 451, individual rights in 2081, and leadership in Girl In A Bad Place. In both modern world and in Fahrenheit 451, there are books, but, in the two different societies, book are also viewed as opposites.
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.
No one is more beautiful than someone else or faster, or stronger, or even smarter. Everyone above average is handicapped down till they are average, so there is no competition between anyone. Since everyone is equal everyone is happy because they don’t have to feel sad that someone is better than they are in anything. People won’t have to compete or fight about anything if they are equal. Thus they will believe in the government for creating a society of peace.