Vonnegut is warning the people how the government will make it seem like everyone will be equal to only fool us. The government does not meet the equality that everyone has placed in their minds because they have always been in control and do not want to lose that. The idea of equality is to respect one another by religion, race, and sex so, no one is powerful than any other individual. Once the government is able to see what the people mean by equality then that is the day equality will mean
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. The movie “Harrison Bergeron” will also help to further explain this point more. Although in the story, it appears everyone is made to be equal, in reality, the government is trying to control its citizens by any means they deem necessary. The story begins with a narrator setting the scene for the reader. It then continues on to introduce the idea of all the townspeople all being average, in other words, no one being smarter than the next person.
Never getting fired isn’t an accomplishment that should be memorialized, but the government wants other citizens to be as average as the unknowncitizen. This eliminates individuality because the other citizens will follow after this example and soon they will all be average. The citizens can’t be unique if they are all indirectly told to become average. Lastly, the poem shows that the society is weakened. The
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.
In the utopian society they never even get to pick their own jobs thats a big choice they do their jobs for pretty much their whole life and they let some elders who they barely even know pick the job for the rest of their lives. They also have very harsh rules if someone does a few stupid things they could get released for making some dumb choices. Also they can never choose to leave the community they always have to stay their wondering what is outside of their community.“It’s just that without all the memories it’s all
Sometimes controlling societies like the one equality used to live in make it seem like they are utopias. But the difference is that what the council thinks they are doing right like making everyone seem the same could seem like the right way to create a society. But the truth is that instead of being a utopian world it seems more like an dystopian world When equality and the golden one get in the forest they're starting barely new meaning that their society is going to be way different . just how two human beings can make a difference in the world they're going to demonstrate the oppoise and value individualism
These are the values that we hold dear, yet for a utopic world such as Brave New World to exist, these aspects of life would have to be given up. When these elements are lost, we become little more than numbers, living out life for the government rather than ourselves. In order for there to be complete stability, there has to be complete control. If humans were happy and only happy because they are unable to feel unhappy, then no longer would they be humans. The cost of utopia, the cost of happiness, is life as we know it and our lives
In today’s society think about what if equality was not a law and consider what if there was no one to fight for equality in America. If there was no such thing as equality then no race would be equal to another. Also everyone would be treated different and be discriminated by a certain group of race. Not having equality would change the country because there would be no way of life because a certain group would think something is right while another group would disagree with the group's beliefs. This would change history because the leaders would have not say or take action for what they believe in.
The right to vote is a crucial means of recognizing equality in society, a person's equality before the law, and is a way of protecting all of one's other rights. If a person is not allowed to vote, he or she does not have the same chances to make changes to society, or to improve laws and policies affecting their lives, on an equal basis with others in society. The same is true if one is not allowed to be elected. This relegates the disenfranchised person to a position of subjugation to the rest of society. The protection of other rights falls away when persons are deprived of the right to vote.
You may think that by “starting over” in a society is going to make it perfect. But in Fahrenheit 451, it proves that theory wrong and ends up to be a bigger problem than it was before. It teaches everybody a lesson of not trying to avoiding different opinions and sadness. Fahrenheit 451 is suppose to be a Utopian society by trying to eliminating all emotions and books until one person finally speaks up about their feelings on the laws. While their society looks vastly different on the surface from our society but once you look deeper into the story, the different societies have many similarities.