Jade Ohmart "Harrison Bergeron" (Concepts (intellengence,…
Jade Ohmart "Harrison Bergeron"
Example Trait #3: The protagonist helps the reader recognize the negative aspects in the society.
Example Quote #3: " 'Even as I stand here crippled, hobbled, sickened - I am a greater ruler than any man who ever lived! Now watch me become what I can become!' "
Example Theme #3: Show your strength and best potential as a person. To prove to the government that just because they have power over you. Does not mean that just because they have rules does not mean they have complete control over you.
Example Trait #1: Independent Thought is Restricted
Example Quote #1: " ' ...George , while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little metal handicap radio in his ear. ...the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.' "
Example Theme #1: The government has created equality so no one is different. So their is sameness throughout the community. Equality should not be because people should be able to think for themselves.
Example Trait #2: Information is Restricted
Example Quote #2: " '...since the announcer, like all announcers, had a serious speech impediment.' "
Example Theme #2: The government should not be able to limit information from people.