Harrison Bergeron

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bobby brown
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English 2 september 4
Harrison Bergeron Essay According to Webster’s Dictionary, a democracy is the absence of hereditary or arbitrary class distinction or privileges. Without restrictions in place the citizens could be successful at overthrowing the government. Having restrictions in place, the citizens all get a fair chance to succeed in life. Without these restrictions in place the government wouldn’t be a democracy. Therefore, I feel that these restrictions should be kept in place. In this situation, I feel that these restrictions should be kept in place so that the citizens aren’t successful in attempting to overthrow the government. If the restrictions weren’t in place Harrison Bergeron would have successfully overthrown the government because he is very strong and intelligent. However without the restrictions many others would be able to take over power and then the society would become chaotic and unbalanced. Without a government being in control of power there would be a constant struggle and fight between the citizens on who is worthy of being the ruler or leader of the society. Indeed a society without restrictions would allow for diversity, but then some might become power hungry or very selfish and not be able to think rationally and respect authority. Certainly a society with restrictions to the citizens would allow for them to all have a fair and unbiased chance to succeed in life. The citizens would all have the same level of thinking and ability because every twenty seconds a noise would go off in their ear from the radio transmitter which would disrupt their thoughts. The citizens will all have a fair and equal chance to succeed due to the heavy bags of birdshot they must carry around their necks. In addition to birdshot, the citizens must wear masks over their faces so they will all look equally alike. Hence, having…...

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