How has society changed by 2081?

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Harrison
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seven feet tall
14 years old
wearing a multitude of handicaps
makes a daring escape from the jail
breaks into the TV station
gets rid of his handicaps
wants to take over the world and be the
emperor
• is shot by the Handicapper General
How has society changed by 2081?
Everyone is expected to be everyone else.
Government laws force those that are
more gifted to wear handicaps. No one
can share true feelings. Indeed, their
handicap makes it hard for them to think
about anything in detail for a long time.
( a society that has been equalized to the
point that the lives of the characters are
dull, uninteresting, and highly regulated. )
George’s beliefs about equality:
dark ages / competition / obeying the
laws /handicaps
Handicaps he is wearing:
• a pair of ear phones
• thick glasses with wavy lenses (giving him
headaches)
• a red rubber ball clown nose
• black caps on his teeth (to make him ugly)
• 300 pounds of scrap metal
Diana Moon Glampers
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the Handicapper General
ultimate law enforcer
brutal/relentless/cruel
oppressive regime (practices that produce
oppression)
Science fiction
A comment on present day society by
examining an imaged future society in
which competition and individuality have
been eliminated – all individual
differences are eliminated so that
everyone is mediocre.
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CLUES THAT ENABLE US TO MAKE INFERENCES

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