Handicapped Citizens One can only imagine living in a community where everyone is the same. Where the norm, not being bright and beautiful, but instead being dull and average. This is something that is very prominent in both the story and the movie. The story “Harrison Bergeron” written by Kurt Vonnegut, includes many ideas about how the government is trying to control the masses of people by handicapping them with devices used as headbands. It goes through the process of explaining why the people are made average and how the government goes about making those who are intellectually more advanced more like the rest.
It is impossible for an equal society. In “Harrison Bergeron” the government makes an attempt for everyone to be equal and the same in every way. This plan to make everyone equal ends up making everyone miserable. You can’t be better than anyone in any way and you are the same as everyone else. The idea of a equal society is very uncivil.
The extremely important part of our government, "everyone is created equal" is suddenly lost. Work attitude, desire to do something, and skill is thrown out the window, so to speak, to less qualified people who get "proper" genes . To do this would definitely interfere with the government and fairness that America has struggled so hard to accomplish. What's more, it would be incredibly easy to lose sight of what makes everyone different. If every person is created to be "perfect", then the world would lose its sense of variety.
Utopias converting into Dystopias Rules are going to exist no matter what world you live in, Dystopian worlds have their own laws which doesn't make them good but utopian worlds. A world without rules, a dystopian or utopian world? Does having rules make a society an equitable place to live? having order in your society only makes the place more organized In the book “Anthem” by Ayn Rand , the narrator named Equality 7-2521 describes the place where “they” live in a very strict place. The narrator as you may see doesn't have a proper name and only uses the pronouns, they , we, and them.
This made the common people to rebel and change things to being more fair and better. The commoners that the Third Estate made up started to see that the First Estate and Second Estate were being treated better than them. The First State and Second Estate paid almost no taxes while the Third Estate had to pay a lot of tax. Since everyone has a right to liberty the Third Estate wanted to have the same amount of representation as the other two estates. They were always going to be outvoted because of each estate only got one vote.
We would all most likely want to live in an ideal society also known as utopia, however, what does an ideal society actually mean to you? An ideal society would be the perfect society to live in. Everybody has their own views and ideas, so the idea of the perfect society may be different to other people, someone else 's idea of the perfect society may be considered a dystopian society to another person. The society in Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian society. A dystopian society is a society that the government controls the citizens with a variety of methods, our modern society is Utopian therefore it is not a dystopian society.
Science and Technology bring a whole new sense of enlightenment to any society in any period of time and that’s what Twain wants us to see. That yes while each society of its time is perfect there is always room for development to make it more perfect. Like Twain states on (pg.49), “ Inherited ideas are a curious thing, and interesting to observe and examine.”, see what you can take from this is that every person is capable of making a new idea and while some are better than others they all are still wonderful ideas. Twain you should believe is looking forward to the many new developments of his society with the help of science and technology being the
As seen in dystopian literature, failed government made decisions involving restriction of information, independent thought, and freedom in its entirety can be the cause of corruption of a utopia. The goal of the governments of many dystopian societies is to achieve “sameness” among all citizens. It is believed that all conflict will be eliminated by attaining complete equality in all categories. Through the use of government in dystopian worlds, dystopian literature suggests that “sameness” is a key aspect to a successful society. There are multiple methods that the government in The Giver uses to enforce sameness among the community.