Kerri Jones "Harrison Bergeron" (Concepts (intelligence,…
Kerri Jones "Harrison Bergeron"
Freedom is restricted
1.) "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."
The government shouldn't be able to control people's intelligence.
Independent thought is restricted
2.) "George was toying with the vague notion that maybe dancers shouldn't be handicapped. But he didn't get very far with it before another noise in his ear radio scattered his thoughts.
The government shouldn't destroy people's lives for equality.
Citizens conform to uniform expectations
3.) "She must have been extraordinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous."
The government shouldn't make people change their appearance to be equal with others.