Caleb Cheeseman "Harrison Bergeron" (Concepts (Equality, limits,…
Caleb Cheeseman "Harrison Bergeron"
Information is restricted
"Nobody was smarter than anybody else."
People shouldn't have information restricted from them for the sake of a perfect and equal society
Citizens live in a dehumanized state.
"It was such a doozy that George was white and trembling, and tears stood on the rims of his red eyes"
The sacrifice of your quality of life should not be necessary for the equality of everyone.
Freedom is restricted.
"They were burdened with sashweights and bags of birdshot, and their faces were masked, so that no one, ... would feel like something the cat drug in."
When people lose their freedom they lose the ability to make their own choices and become inhuman.