Serenity In Fredrich Nietzche's Harrison Bergeron

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“He who fights monsters should look to it that he himself does not become a monster.”(Fredrich Nietzche) The story of Harrison Bergeron is based around a society whose primary function is to be equal, not only that but to make it so everybody is at the same level of physical and mental ability. The concept of Serenity is the ability to live freely with the absence of feeling guilt, sorrow, anger, or loathe between man and life, without their depictions being manipulated by outside forces. The example for this is how society in this novel tries to make their world perfect and happy, only to make it a living nightmare. A way this is a nightmare and not with the concept of Serenity is how all the people must have handicaps. The function of these handicaps is to make sure everyone is at the same level of physical and mental ability, thus preventing them from having…show more content…
As stated before, the concept of serenity is the ability to live freely with the absence of feeling guilt, sorrow, anger, or loathe between man and life, whose depictions of it is not manipulated by other forces. This shows how society failed in doing so because in Harrison Bergeron, this is about how the government tries make everybody equal successfully by putting handicaps on people, making them not become an individual who may be superior. This creates brainwashed people such as Hazel, who is not aware of her situation and has her views on life manipulated to mean her peace and serenity is not real. What is true, however, is the fact of Harrison Bergeron being viewed as an evil creation who everyone calls a monster. He tries to help others follow his path only to be killed because of his superiority. The people who wanted him gone may believe they took out a monster only to realize they are the monsters, killing people just because of their
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