Essay

Harrison Bergeron

Essay title: Harrison Bergeron

In “Harrison Bergeron” Amendments to the 211, 212, and 213th Constitution made everyone equal.One of the amendments equalized everyone’s intelligence.People like George Harrison, who had an above normal intelligence, were required to wear little mental handicap radios.The radios were tuned to a government transmitter that sent out sharp noises every twenty seconds.By law, intelligent people were required to wear transmitters to refrain from “taking unfair advantage of their brains” (21).Controlling people’s intelligence would take an adverse affect towards the society.If intelligent individuals were controlled to think similarly to below-average people, there wouldn’t be advancements in our society.For example, controlling an individual’s brain would effect how our society and government runs.Also, if our nation had below-average intelligence, it would result in a loss of humanity.

The second Amendment to the Constitution made the society equal in looks.It required that no one was better looking that anyone else.For example in the story, beautiful ballerinas were handicapped with masks.Also in the story, Harrison Bergeron was handicapped to “offset his good looks by wearing a red rubber ball for a nose, shaving his eyebrows, and covering his white teeth with black caps” (24).Diversity in looks is essential in a society.Controlling people to look the same would only make the society boring.People with different appearances make the society an interesting place.In a society,.