Summer In The Middle Class By Harrison Bergeron

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There are many ways were people conform to society, sometimes it could be a good thing and sometimes it could be a bad thing. For people, there are certain expectations to follow. For example, when you go to a party like a wedding or so you are expected to dress nice and appropriate, you conform with society. Also, when you are driving you are expected to go to certain speed. People are always trying to comfort society in different ways. Overall, people have and set expectations for others and not all expectations are terrible but some go too far. People in society can benefit for conformity in many ways but there are also some bad outcomes. Conformity can can make our society safer by following laws and rules, but it can make our…show more content…
For example, “It was tuned to a government transmitter. Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.” in this story Harrison Bergeron people are expected to conform to society to be “normal”. The government takes it to the extreme to have everyone's intelligence, looks and any abilities the same. The government wants everyone to be equal which makes people rebelled when they do it unfairly Harrison wants to overthrow the government because he realizes that they are unfair to everyone. Society will be powerless without individuality which can cause the bad outcomes. Conformity should be on your own terms. In “Summer in the middle class”, Halpern creates a world where everyone conforms to exact same life. For instance, “At sundown a million barbeques ignite as if from a single match.” The society in this story decides to conform in the same everyday things such as getting home at the same time, eating at the same time, and going to sleep at the same time. No one in this society has a sense of individuality. They have a plan, a boring society, “the fluorescent show of t.v. coming on and then the total darkness.” In this story no one was their own person, every one wanted to conform to their society. Overall, in this society no one is forcing them to conform but it’s their decision to be like everyone else and not have any
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