Sylas Stone "Harrison Bergeron" (Concepts (Surveillance,…
Sylas Stone "Harrison Bergeron"
Independant thought is restricted
"Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of his brains."
Independant thought is essential to function in our society and
is not to be censored or restricted.
The protagonist questions the existing social and political systems.
"George was toying with the vague notion that maybe dancers shouldn't be handycapped."
What is accepted in political and social systems might not be for the best.
Citizens conform to uniform expectations
"And [the ballerina] had to apologize at once for her voice, which was a very unfair voice for a woman to use."
People should be them selves.