Collaboration through Community Memebers
Son of George and hazel. Harrison Bergeron was extremely intelligent and more attractive than the others. Since he was equal to the citizens, he was forced to hide himself to make others to not feel bad about themselves. he tried to overthrow the government since he didn't like how he was being treated just because he was born different.
In "The Lottery", Tessie is stoned to death by everyone in the village in order to control the population. She was chosen by the lottery to get stoned. Which isn't right since that is inhumane
In both series, The government places a big role. in "The Lottery" they're forced to throw someone to get stoned to death while, in "Harrison Bergeron" they can't truly express themselves since everybody has to be equal.
"And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times. It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noises to keep people like George from taking advantage of their brains" (Vonnegut 1).
This helps by showing how the government his whole life. Harrison was smarter than all the other citizens, making the government to be able to control his whole life. The transmitter hurt Harrison by sending sharp noises through his ear, which makes him unable to use his brain and think properly. Harrison was born the way he is and the government should have no control over that. he should have the freedom to use his intelligence which ever way he wants.
"Tessie Hutchinson was in the center of a cleared space by now, and she held her hands out desperately as the villagers moved in on her. "It isn't fair", she said" (Jackson 7)
This helps show how the government is inhumane against their citizens. She keeps saying that it wasn't fair, except society just cares about controlling their population and this is the only way. It is Injustice to have to part take in in your own fate and whether or not you should die. Not a sacrifice willing to take. The government should let people decide an alternative on how they take care of the population.