The American Biology Teacher: Harrison Bergeron

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Harrison Bergeron, society that 's place in the distant future where new laws and amendments are in effect. These amendment states that no person are different from one another; that everyone is smarter, stronger, or quicker than anyone else. To live in a society where everyone is the same under God, the talented and gifted people are required by law to be handicap. For which they must be downgraded to be equal to the average person. The beauty covered by a mask that hides an unchangeable characteristic from the unaccepting society. The smart thoughts interrupted by a machine that blocks their intellectual traits from existing in the blind society. A society where no person is capable of having thoughts or questions about the corrupt…show more content…
A society where the talent of an individual is ignolodge and presented to the world. But if a society hides the talent of the people, then there would be no unique individuals. Everyone would be on an average level. Individualism is what distinguish a person to another person, but in Harrison’s society, the government accomplished the unfair equality by seizing the talent of an individual. In the journal The American Biology Teacher, Maura C. Flannery states "If 100 seeds were planted at the same time, they won 't all sprout on the same day." she then continues "There are always surprises due to individual differences in organisms. Yet, When we teach we often forget this variation." The government’s perspective on their citizens can connect to the quote. They expect everyone under the law to be equal physically and mentally, but they’re do not realize how different everyone…show more content…
Without competition the pride in humans would deprive and the education wouldn 't be the same. The education system would require everyone to have the same knowledge. With that, if everyone one were to think and act the same, the progression of the community would come to a halt. There would be no new discovery or improvement in medicine, science, literature, etc. Without the urge to innovate or discover, a person can 't motivate themselves to achieve new thing because they know they 're not allowed. And without motivation, the innovation of anything new is inevitable. The markets will have producers who can’t increase or decrease the price of their products. Additionally, the number of competition between Producers will be non existent. With this, there will be nothing to inspire them to make better product because they know if they made a product better than the opponent, that would be against the
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