What is equality? Equality is a state in which every living person is given the same number of opportunity to vent out their ability to its fullest, regardless of gender, race, wealth, religion, and so on.
However, in the world of capitalism and libertarianism, people cannot be equal. Each person is born with different amounts of wealth and contrary aspects both physically and mentally, no matter how much people fight for equal human rights. There is an increase in reported racial discrimination cases, and still women in South Korea are less employed than men.
Capitalism was adopted by the government as a means to motivate people into working harder.
Nevertheless, both …show more content…
Handicaps are forced upon the people by the Handicapper General to create an all-equal society. The character George Bergeron is forced to stay equal by the government’s laws of equality while his wife, Hazel Bergeron, is of only average intelligence, and consequently not given a handicap. Their son, however, has broken the laws of equality and is fugitive of the United States Handicapper General. The conflict between the United States Handicapper General and the Bergeron family helps to establish and develop the theme of a false perception of equality.
George and Hazel Bergeron help to establish the theme of the false perception of equality in the society: “George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear” (1200). The handicap radio sends sharp noises ever few minutes to break his thought process. This handicap stops George from having an advantage over anyone in intelligence. George is also forced to wear a handicap bag around his neck to make him weaker: “She was referring to the forty-seven pounds of birdshot in a canvas bag, which was padlocked around George’s neck” (1201). In the eyes of the society these handicaps make him equal. His wife Hazel, however, does not have a handicap that she is forced to wear: “Having no mental handicap herself” she is already average, so