Harrison Bergeron: A Utopian Society

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Without a doubt everyone in the world would enjoy living in a perfect society, however perfect is different in the eyes of everyone. Many consider their country's the perfect country although they may have many complications in their societies. There may not be a utopian society in today's world, yet we may be near one. What really is a utopian society is it a society ruled under one person or a society with equal power spread throughout the people? To truly decide what a utopian society is people must compare societies that are considered utopian, fictional or realistic, people can examine the pros and cons of each. Harrison Bergeron is a fictional story that has what is considered a utopian society. Harrison Bergeron society is forced to be completely equal by a dictator known as the handicapper general. In the story it states:“They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else”(page 1). Everyone is equal in every which way, this is what they consider a utopian society, a society in where no one is seen as different. The society is not allowed to have advanced thoughts that would lead to…show more content…
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