Speaking to Holly O’Mahony of the Guardian, Dewar-Langridge scoffs at people who say that young prisoners do not deserve an education because they’ve already committed crimes. For Dewar-Langridge, education is the best choice for rehabilitating young male offenders, prevent more crimes from being committed, and allow them to become important members of the community. She said that most of the young offenders have had negative experiences at school. This means that it’s going to be a tough challenge engaging them in an educational background they did not choose for themselves. She discloses that the boys in her class are quite vulnerable because they have learning disabilities.
Equality “Americans are so enamored [by the thought] of equality that they would rather be equal in slavery than unequal in freedom.” (Alexis de Tocqueville) In the short story “Harrison Bergeron”, Kurt Vonnegut uses satire to explore the theme of equality in a futuristic dystopian society which prompts the reader in many ways of the society, in which we live today. In this dystopia, Harrison, a genius and an athlete, is forced to wear handicaps to bring him down to a level of equality with others around him in an effort to discard feelings of inferiority in their society. Although equality may appear to be a necessary component in a modern, progressive society, forced equality could have a negative impact on the society itself by eliminating competition, diversity, and motivation. Being equal would negatively impact our society because it would eliminate competition. In “Harrison Bergeron” everyone was forced to be equal by wearing handicaps.
Fitzgerald and Dexter want “glittering things,” and they do not stop until they get that. There are also major differences between Fitzgerald, Gatsby, and Green. Fitzgerald married Zelda, and they were happy together for a while, but Gatsby and Green never married their loves. Gatsby had the worst outcome though as his love gets him killed. The parallels in F. Scott Fitzgerald's stories The Great Gatsby and “Winter Dreams” to his own life are very evident.
Since George had so many handicaps and Hazel had none, the two were constantly jealous of each other. This jealousy created unhappiness to an extent that defeated the original purpose of attempting total equality, to make everyone happy. As well, the fact that certain people have to deal with the pain caused by the handicaps creates another type of inequality, where they live a much more strenuous life in order to be considered ‘equal.’ The society that has been designed to be completely and totally equal in “Harrison Bergeron,” proves that it is impossible for every single person to be equal in every possible
How the community and the surrounding conditions affects the identity. In Anthem, Equality is smarter than his brothers and “[i]t is not good to be different from our brothers, ... it is evil to be superior to them” (Rand 21). Equality recognizes that he is visibly and intellectually different from other people from the society; thus, he was considered an outlier, leaving him in solitude from beginning. Similarly, in the article “Don’t” the study claimed that “[w]hen you grow up poor, you might not practice delay as much” (Lehrer ). The environment a person was grown is could affect the way he practices delay.
The government handicaps the citizens who are above average in intelligence, beauty, strength, and speed. This equality is due to their “211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General” (Vonnegut). With these amendments, everyone is literally equal. No one is more beautiful or smarter than everyone else and also no one is faster or stronger than anyone else. The way they handicap these citizens is where the injustice is rooted.
Unlike the Socs, the Greasers have more struggles than the Socs. In life the Greasers struggle far more than the Socs. To begin with the Greasers struggle more socially than the Socs. “On the front page of the second section, headline: Juvenile delinquency turn heros.” This shows that they were always known as a Juvenile delinquency until they saved those kids. This also shows that they were
It is the year 2081 in an era where equality rules over everybody. That is, everyone except a young man named Harrison Bergeron who believes that the equality is overlooked and is actually negative in society. In the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr, the main character Harrison defies the cultural norm and breaks free from the supposed equality. Vonnegut makes a point to show that he goes to great lengths to show that sometimes we have to take risks to achieve freedom. The fact that Harrison is confident, aggressive, and rebellious proves the fact that freedom sometimes can only be found through risks that can put everything at stake.
“With appropriate treatment most children who commit crimes, even the most violent crimes, can be rehabilitated and become responsible adults.”(Berger) The reason why is because their brains are still changing they are still going throw a change they are still growing. The brain where it “regulates aggression, long range planning, mental, flexibility, abstract thinking has not yet been developed.”(Berger) In the article “Justice for Juveniles” a child is tried as an adult his parents don’t want him to go to jail because they say it is too big for him, and he wouldn’t last a day in there. The judge didn’t bother to
Hearing Greg Handle today reminded me of the many things which I saw in high school. Even though I was not bullied I always felt bad for the kids that would get picked on day after day. Being bullied at school is something that is not taken very serious by many, however, today I remembered more about how much this social problem really affects our country. Greg Handles many stories about how kids at very young ages suffer from bullying helped me realize how big this problem really is. His point about how it will change peoples lives forever made me think about how important his work really is.
He is special because he wants change and does not just live with what he has. Harrison and Equality both crave a different and fair lifestyle no matter what the cost it. Although "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut and Anthem by Ayn Rand are both dystopian pieces whose protagonist are incredibly similar. Both Harrison and Equality were equally defiant and refused live by the rules that everyone is supposed to live by. They live with this mentality because they have a special thinking process and want more than the dull lives they live.
In Anthem “equality” is not purely shown, but is attempted. Equality is held by shaming individuality and sometimes physical punishments. “There is evil in your bones, Equality 7-2521.” (Rand 18). Equality is being shamed for having grown taller than the other boys, something he cannot control, like intelligence. Equality talks about the struggle to be average because he knows there is more and wants to wander in it, but he has been grown to know that everyone must be exactly the same in every way to be equal.
The majority of those who are sentenced to prison have a high rate of returning due to their difficulty in gaining a position with a self-sustaining wage and a lack knowledge on a life without crime. Just like children are taught to read and write, prisoners must be taught something other than atrocity. Property offenders were the most likely to be rearrested, with 82.1 percent of released property offenders arrested for a new crime ( ). Why are minor crime offenders committing serious crimes even after their consequence? The obtainment of the knowledge necessary to transform the perspective of the criminal into one that has no lust for crime could alter the continuous growth in the incarnation rates in
One immense difference that changed his life was his level of intelligence. This put him above others and he was punished for being superior in more than one way. Equality was first physically punished than he was rather than being assigned to the house of scholars he was put into the house of street sweepers. This set set him on his track to find out who he really is and what the society he was born into is really about. Equality is not old to today
It was a curse to be smarter than everyone else (Anthem). Equality was shame upon because the government made everyone uniform or at least tried. “We strive to be like our brothers, for all men must be alike.” (Rand, 19). For the fear of being the odd one, Equality had to strive the someone he wasn’t for a long time. ¨We, Equality 7-2521, were not happy in those years in the Home of Students.¨ (21).