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.