Lynn Shallenburger "Harrison Bergeron" (Concepts (Freedom,…
Lynn Shallenburger "Harrison Bergeron"
Freedom is Restricted.
"And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times."
When equality is enforced Freedom should not be destroyed.
Individuality and dissent are bad.
"She must have been extraordinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous".
People's different traits should not be taken because of differences.
Citizens live in a dehumanized state.
"The spectacles were intended to make him not only half blind, but to give him whanging headaches besides."
The government should not take away what makes people different.