Dixee Lacen "Harrison Bergeron" (Concepts (Strength, Equality,…
Dixee Lacen "Harrison Bergeron"
Freedom is restricted.
"And to offset his good looks, the H-G men required that he wear at all times a red rubber ball for a nose, keep his eyebrows shaved off, and cover his even white teeth with black caps at snaggle-tooth random."
Equality should not make people hide their true beauty.
Independent 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 their brains."
Government laws should not mask people's intelligence.
Individuality and dissent are bad.
"She must of been extraordinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous."
Total equality makes people hide what makes them unique.