This mentality only takes him to a downfall where he literally tries to bring

This mentality only takes him to a downfall where he

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mentality only takes him to a downfall where he literally tries to bring back the society to anarchy. Moreover, Vonnegut tries to warn today's society of the danger of too much inequality. Despite the fact that differences in brains, beauty, and brawn are a matter that should not be neglected, there needs to be a reasonable limit. Vonnegut shows that individuality can
ALLAVO 5cause a downfall because humans do tend to become envious and power hungry. He pictures thispoint in the beginning of the story when Hazel and George were discussing "the dark ages…witheverybody competing against everybody else" (Vonnegut 235). People need the type of equality that allow them that to be able to be an individual and remain just as equal as their neighbor. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. attempts to expose what happens when human society reach both extremes of equality and inequality and try to convince society that the wise choice is the mediansetup. In one corner, there is the idea of equality that Diana Moon Glampers represents--equal in every way possible; in the opposing corner, there is the inequality Harrison Bergeron symbolizes--one Emperor and his many subjects. Both extremes have extremely negatives consequences; one takes away individuality, the other takes away equality. As Barry Goldwater explained:”Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time,it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.”Meaning that he only true Utopia that society should be seeking is the type of equality that allows and commemorates individuality.
ALLAVO 6Annotated Works Cited-Vit, Marek. "Uniformity and Deformity in 'Harrison Bergeron'". Marek Vit's Kurt Vonnegut Corner. 11 March 2002. Online Posting. 9 October 2002. <>. -Vonnegut, Kurt. "Harrison Bergeron". Literature: An Introduction to Fiction, Poetry, and Drama Eighth Edition. Ed. Dana Gioia and X.J. Kennedy. New York: Long man,2002. -Vonnegut, Kurt “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater”-Jane Smith “In All Fairness…”

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