Kali Maxton "Harrison Bergeron" (Concepts (Limits, Individuality…
Kali Maxton "Harrison Bergeron"
Independent Thought is Restricted
"A buzzer sounded into George's head. . . 'That was a real pretty dance, that dance they just did,' said Hazel. 'Huh' said George. 'That dance-it was nice,' said Hazel. 'Yup,' said George."
Limits are a definite part of this because no one who has the ability to do this. Other people wouldn't be able to do this because they are poisoned by the society.
Freedom is restricted.
"They weren't really good-no better than anybody else would have been, anyway. They were burdened with sashweights and bags of birdshot, and their faces were masked, so no one [could see] a free and graceful gesture or a pretty face would feel like something a cat drug in."
Limits are important to remember in this story, considering all of the restrictions.
Information is restricted
"It was then that the Bergerons' television tube burned out."
Controlling the television tube by turning it off is a way to let the people not know what happened, and keep it from the community.