Kirstyn Smith "Harrison Bergeron" (concepts (equality, sameness,…
Kirstyn Smith "Harrison Bergeron"
Freedom is restricted.
The ballerina, reading the bulletin board stops talking and apologizes for her beautiful voice and begins talking in an absolutely uncompetitive voice.
THEME: Individuality should not be controlled by equality.
Individuality and dissent are bad.
The ballerina must have been extraordinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous.
THEME: Beauty should not be controlled by equality. You should be able to be the person you want to be.
Citizens conform to uniform expectations.
Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.
THEME:uniqueness should not be hidden by equality.