Bailey Monroe "Harrison Bergeron" (Concepts (Extremes ,…
Bailey Monroe "Harrison Bergeron"
Independent thought is restricted
Quote: "... twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains."
Theme: The government should not control people's thoughts.
Freedom is restricted
Quote: "She must have been extraordinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous."
Theme: Beauty should not be hidden because it should be expressed.
Individuality and dissent are bad.
Quote: "...She had to apologize for her voice, which was a very unfair voice for a women to use. Her voice was a warm, luminous, timeless melody."
Theme: Individuality needs to be expressed and not hidden from others.