This verifies Thoreau’s beliefs regarding voting and court situations. Those who religiously watched “Twenty-One,” criticized Stempel for his truthful claims. Dan Enwright said “He blames Charles Van Doren for his downfall. And of course, the real downfall of Herbert Stempel has always been Herbert Stempel.” People targeted Stempel because he had not been born into a wealthy family and a luxurious lifestyle, and therefore, they assumed that he was only speaking up for the fame and money. Thoreau commented that “A man has not everything to do, but something; and because he cannot do everything, it is not necessary that he should do something wrong,” (Thoreau p.25) referencing that men do not have the powers of the Divine, otherwise, they have the power to lie and dominate
Upon; as a matter of fact, it states, “It is our second Transgression of Preference, for we do not think of all our brothers as we must, but only of one, and their name is Liberty 5-3000”(Rand 41). For one to love someone more than their brothers is a transgression. People who have transgressions in Anthem are special and are limited by the government so they can not exceed and live up to their true potential. Not to mention, in “Harrison Bergeron” the text reads, “Harrison Bergeron age fourteen” she said in a grackle squawk, “has just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. He is a genius and an athlete, is under handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous”(Vonnegut 3).
Harrison Bergeron, everyone was not truly equal. When she asked George does he want to rest, he would have been stronger if he did. Also Harrison Bergerson isn’t equal to anyone because he is strong enough to break free of his physical handicaps. On page 3 Hazel states,”I don’t care if you’re not equal to me for a while.” Harrison is different because on page 5 the ballerina states, “ He is a genius and an athlete, is under-handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous.” The quote by Hazel means that George will be more rested than her while he puts the bags on the pillow. The quote by the ballerina means that Harrison is more capable of more things than the people that are handicapped.To sum it all up, people in the story Harrison
Bradbury not only describes the handicaps, but also uses multiple plot lines to show the different ways handicaps affect people in this society, like George, who wears his handicaps, and Harrison, who refuses to. An example of this is shown on page 1, when George, who has above average intelligence, has his thoughts interrupted by his handicap, “George was toying with the vague notion that maybe dancers shouldn’t be handicapped. But he didn’t get very far with it before another noise in his ear radio scattered his thoughts.” George wore his handicaps and followed the rules of the government. Even though George had thoughts on how to change society for the better, like taking the handicaps off the dancers, these ideas were quickly demolished by the handicaps. Meanwhile, George’s son, Harrison, is also above average in many ways.
Inferior is how the rest of the world and people around him see Charlie, simply due to his lack of intelligence, however, when Charlie starts to become smarter, another feeling creeps into their hearts. Fear. One of Charlie's co-workers, Fanny, the only one in fact who did not sign a petition to fire him from work, says on page 14 and 15, “...there's something strange about you, Charlie. Them changes. I don't know… Who knows what you done to yourself to get so smart all of a sudden.
Sometimes an “other” can be looked at as foreign, and being foreign doesnt make anyone feel accepted, they will be the outcast in this world. The speaker agrees,”... we fear the ‘other’, the foreigner.” we always perceive it as danger instead of somebody different than you, that’s why we see it as a foreigner. Also, the short story points out,”... the H-G men took George and Hazel Bergeron’s 14 year old son, Harrison, away.” The government feared the other/foreigner (Harrison) because he was strong, handsome, and smart. He was smart enough to know that everyone couldn’t be equal and he wanted to rebel, as he did. Being different is okay, but how someone perceives it is a different thing.
This shows that the Thought Police is everywhere and not even Party members are safe from the fear of the government. At the end of Book two, it is shown that Mr. Charrington is the head Thought Police. Winston and Julia trusted the prole although; they never realized the possibility of his profession as a Head Thought Police. If the fear instilled in the people was not enough, the Party had to create the Thought Police to not only control the human, but the their mind
"Harrison Bergeron", a short story written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., tells the story about a society that has finally reached true equality; Everyone is on the same intellectual level. In order to ensure that people do not exceed a certain mental capacity, advanced members of society are given devices designed with the sole purpose of distracting them. The government makes sure that they cannot gain a mental advantage. In the beginning of the story, we learn that Hazel Bergeron 's fourteen year-old son, Harrison, was taken away by the government. "It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn 't think about it very hard."
Not because any member of the family thinks him insane, but because of their own selfishness. The Bundrens send Darl to the Jackson Insane Asylum, because as Cash says, “It was either send him to Jackson, or have Gillespie sue us” (W. W. Norton & Company 782). Cash recognizes while waiting for the train to take Darl to the asylum that: “it is better for him because this world is not his world; this life is not his life” (W. W. Norton & Company 793). Darl is a man who cannot fit the life he was born into and so Cash rationalizes that the asylum is a better place for him. Darl recognized as odd by others.
At this point he is admitting fault with lying to Ender about the battles just being a game, and not the actual war. At this point in the book, Card intends that the reader catches on to the fact that Ender dislikes lying, if the reader has not done so already. After this point in the book, Ender does not tell a lie, but only tells the truth. This is how Ender was able to rise up as a person from such a traumatic event, and learn quickly that lying is never the answer, and that it will result in nothing good in the end. Ender even admits earlier that Colonel Graff was indeed right in his speculation of Ender not being able to kill off the bugger species if he had known exactly what he was doing.