Carter Stow "Harrison Bergeron" (Concepts (Ignorance, Equality,…
Carter Stow "Harrison Bergeron"
Independent thought is restricted
1."And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear."
People should not have the same intelligence
"Freedom is restricted"
3."Instead of a little ear radio for a mental handicap, Harrison wore a tremendous pair of earphones"
Although people are free they initially are not because they have restrictions.
Citizens are perceived to be under constant surveillance
2."Every 20 seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains."
People should not need to be surveyed by authority because of equality.