What is the subject in Harrison Bergeron?
Just so, what is the main message of Harrison Bergeron?
In “Harrison Bergeron,” Vonnegut suggests that total equality is not an ideal worth striving for, as many people believe, but a mistaken goal that is dangerous in both execution and outcome. To achieve physical and mental equality among all Americans, the government in Vonnegut's story tortures its citizens.
Furthermore, how would Harrison Bergeron define freedom? Harrison Bergeron would define freedom by being allowed to do doing anything that you would want to and not being forced from doing it. In this story, Harrison Bergeron is not free. He is restricted from what he wants to do and he tries to change that.
Correspondingly, what is the theme of the movie 2081?
In 2081, America is truly the land of equality. All aspects of society are given out equally to all its citizens, and those born with advantages over others are equipped with handicaps to limit their abilities.
What does Harrison Bergeron symbolize?
Harrison Bergeron is the symbol of a new society, of the way it should be. He achieves impossible heights (literally) when he is free from his handicaps, much like society as a whole would if its handicaps were removed. Harrison Bergeron is also very virile. He's "seven feet tall" and very strong and handsome.