Megan Burns "Harrison Bergeron" (Concepts (strength, equality,…
Megan Burns "Harrison Bergeron"
Citizens live in a dehumanized state.
"Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else."
Freedom should not be denied by the government and the society.
Information is restricted.
"It was then that Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, came into the studio with a double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and Empress were dead before they hit the floor."
The government should be open to the public about why things occur and why things are the way they are.
Individuality and dissent are bad.
"Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn't think about anything except in short bursts. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear."
People should be allowed to be themselves.