Isabel "Harrison Bergeron" (concepts (equality, ignorance,…
Isabel "Harrison Bergeron"
freedom is restricted
"And George, while his intelligence was about way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times"
we can have the same freedom without being equal
citizens conform to uniform expectations
"Instead of a little ear radio for a mental handicap, [Harrison} wore a tremendous pair of earphones, and spectacles with thick wavy lenses.
The government shouldn't expect people to change themselves to make themselves equal to others.
citizens are perceived to be under constant surveillance.
"[radio] was tuned to a government transmitter."
The government shouldn't monitor anyone's thoughts.