Inquiry #1: Harrison Bergeron

  1. How come people want to be the same as the rest of society?


In this story everyone one is the same. “Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody wasn’t stronger or quicker than anybody else.”() Many people want to be the same as the rest of society to just fit in with the others. They sometimes do it because of peer pressure, when friends say to get these types of shoes and this type of shirt. These clothes are normally what’s in style at that time and many people usually have these items too. Another reason is that they don’t want to get bullied in a way, by other people. Many people will say “What are you wearing. It looks so bad.” Or many different ways to say that. The third reason is like in the story “we’d be right back to the dark ages again”() and “society would fall apart.”() Many people don’t want to stick out like a sore thumb and be noticed. Some people just want to stay under the radar and in their comfort zone. There are many reasons why people want to be the same as the rest of society. These three above are the most common reasons and if you notice you will realize that these are true.


The picture is somewhere where people look equal, are the same height and are facing the same way. This shows that if the people are the same it would not be intersecting. This picture is making me think of all the stuff I have and that I’ve done, like clothing. If I had to wear the same thing everyday as same as the others I would not be happy.




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