Romanticism essay

To depict the romantic idea of Harrison Bergeron written by Kurt Vonnegut, it should be said that as it is a small piece of fantasy and science fiction that demonstrates the injustice and total ludicrousness of egalitarianism of the society in general. The main idea of this story can seem fantastic, but in fact it arises the trembling feelings in our souls thinking about not far distant future. It is written at the beginning of the story:

The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren’t only equal before God and the law. 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.

And that impresses very much.

The author reached his aim by choosing this romantic idea, because he tried to shed the light on that theme as it is actual and will stay actual in all times. It is obvious that the main hero Harrison Bergeron strikes for equalitarianism with all his heart. He shows his independence, sense, originality and intellect. No doubt it is impossible to be the same as other people.

Individuality itself or it’s better to say individuality of thought, mind and sole is highly valued in people in all times. It means that a person insists on his individual view and denies or even rejects the principals and standards built by the minds and fevered imagination of social grey mass. All in all people should withstand the control, governing and corruption of different organizations, institutions, they should stand up and fight against the rules written by the society for their individuality and independence. The main hero did it and was right, even at the price of death:

Harrisontore the straps of his handicap harness like wet tissue paper, tore straps guaranteed to support five thousand pounds. Harrison’s scrap”“iron handicaps crashed to the floor”¦Harrisonsmashed his headphones and spectacles against the wall.

He came to fight against the laws and to show his individuality.

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