The Future

Topics: Dystopia, Kurt Vonnegut, Harrison Bergeron Pages: 2 (499 words) Published: April 9, 2014

In every form of media that one try's to depict the future and what it's going to be like is either one of two things, a utopian society or a dystopian society. In the text “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut it displays many signs of a dystopian society. Everyone has to be equal by getting what they're good at handicapped. They are all under surveillance 24/7. The government thinks that by making everybody equal it would make a perfect world when really it's the opposite. No cititzen has right to individuality or to speak out or do something to rebel.

George Bergeron is considerably smarter than most and has to have a handicap on his ear so that if thinks of something intelligent or negative towards the government, a loud ringing noise would produce in his earpiece to make him forget and so that he wouldn’t have what they call an “unfair advantage” on his brain. Harrison, to the kind of society that they live in, is an alpha human compared to the rest since he was very smart, strong and independent. Therefore he was brought to jail. This shows that not only they're actions are being surveyed but they're thoughts as well.

Nobody has a right to individuality which makes everybody miserable. Nothing is better but just a whole lot worse. Forcing everybody to be equal is probably the most stupid idea a government could have. They can't just tell a bunch of people to do a certain thing and create a norm for people as well as controlling they're thoughts. Everybody has they're own idea of what's normal and what is right. Yes they're are laws and rules and regulations in the modern day but they're all for good reason. It can be said that as people we are equal in every which way no matter what race, religion, sexuality or gender but equality can never be, down to the tee, literal.

If one has a talent and they want to display it to people than they have to be handicapped so that it is done in a way that anybody could do it with little knowledge. It...
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