These societies, which do differentiate in many ways, successes’ compare in that they are both able to complete the task of making everyone think they are equal. The term “successes” is used sparingly in this case, because one would not consider making humans equal in this way a “success.” In “Harrison Bergeron” the speaker states that every person who is above the average in beauty, intelligence, or strength has their own handicap to level out humankind. Harrison’s father even “had a little mental handicap radio in his ear” (1) to restrain his brain from thinking due to his above average intellect. The government went to extreme measures to make everyone the same, even “[requiring] by law to wear it at all times” (1). As with beauty and other ways people are required to
George does not want to rock the boat when it comes to telling others they are right or wrong. George is like most of the individuals in today’s society, he knows he can change something, yet chooses to sit back and let someone dictate for him. Something that should stand out to readers during this text is when Hazel tells George she would have chimes be the noise on Sundays. George immediate responds by saying that the noise not only wouldn’t be loud enough, but it would be as cruel and that in turn made him unequal. What if individuals accept the worse and when offered something better, they believe they don’t deserve it?
I believe this because of the existence of so much judgment among Equality 7-2521’s fellow men. They believed it should be a certain way of living and completing conventional tasks which was absurd and irrational. “The moral principle to adopt in the issue, is: Judge, and be prepared to be judged.” stated by Rand. I feel that Equality 7-2521 wanted to escape this concept. The motive powers of his fellow men were to keep everyone as single-minded as possible which led to the many rationalizations of Equality 7-2521’s distinctive ways.
The agents of the United States Handicapper General put handicappers (technological devices) to take away the people’s differences. This equality was caused through the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments in the Constitution and through the agents of the United States Handicapper General. The people wanted a “utopian” society in which everyone is equal. One can infer that this is why the agents will do anything to make sure
What if everyone was finally equal in every which way; it sounds like heaven, right? Well as Barry Goldwater once said, “Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.” In the texts, The Giver and “Harrison Bergeron” equality is greatly misunderstood. The community in The Giver restricted color, music, feelings and more to keep anyone from being themselves, or different. The Community in “Harrison Bergeron” forced people to wear “Handicaps” to make everyone completely equal. Handicaps are restrictions, for example, weights if your strong, or a mask if you are pretty.
Imagine, you’re living in a perfect world and everything about life is great. That is until the government takes over and schemes together a plan to make everyone equal by adding handicaps to over excelled people. By making everyone equal, the whole entire world is in sake for a dangerous situation caused by the effects from the handicap. This is what the short story “Harrison Bergeron” is based about. Some dangerous possible situations that can happen from this includes: handicap effects on the human body, total charge from the government, no entertainment and a massive breakout.
These stories explain thoroughly how the idea of equality is naturally impossible and how corruption will always exist. Nevertheless, when compared to "Harrison Bergeron", Anthem does a better job of controlling their society and expresses less government corruption, however both stories are not necessarily moral. In comparison to “Harrison Bergeron”, Anthem has more control over their society because of their severe punishments. In the beginning of Anthem, the main character Equality-7251 gives the readers background information of what type of environment he grew up in. Equality discusses how he was more advanced than others in school and through which he says, “we were lashed more often than all the other children”(22).
The attack on the king was “viewed as shockingly insubordinate, Paine’s personal attack on the king was greeted as an apt response to this new provocation”.# In Common Sense it explains, “For all men being originally equaled, no one by birth could have the right to set up his own family in perpetual preference to all others forever”.# That statement, is a good statement because it tells people that even though people may not look the same, act the same, or speak the same language, everyone should be equally treated. Paine also meant to explain that the citizens and the great Britain government were all humans, so they should all be treated the same. Paine then goes on to discuss the evils of having a hereditary succession in
In Equality’s society of Anthem by Ayn Rand, they have many rules and controls, or regulations. They have the rules in place so everyone is the same. The Council doesn’t want anyone to be different, or to have different thoughts. Equality’s new society will have no rules from the old society because he cultivates individuality, he loathed the old society’s rules, and he knows what it means to be an leper. To begin, Equality nurtures individuality.
Is precisely expressed through Nurse Ratched and McMurphy’s relationship and their effect on the patients in the ward. Nurse Ratched is the antagonist in the book, she is the authoritative figure to the men in the institution and she is determined to continue to abuse her power over the men and remain in control. She emasculates the men in different ways to rid any chance of rebellion, Harding, remarks, “we are victims of a matriarchy here” (Kesey, 16). A few ways she emasculates men are by using public humiliation and embarrassment against the patients to exposes their greatest insecurities, controlling the direction of the conversation and the questions asked throughout a therapy session, but by also manipulating the patients to turn on each other so they remain occupied rather than work together to rebel against her. So Can only imagine that when McMurphy arrives and plays the role of resistance against Ratched, she of course isn 't happy.