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2081: The Perfect Imperfect Society

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Priya Sarwal

on 23 May 2014

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Transcript of 2081: The Perfect Imperfect Society

2081: Everyone Will Finally Be Equal

2081 - A Perfect Imperfect Society
There is no (or is rare of) freedom, liberty, or enjoyment of life
Society's desire for social equality
Accept others' flaws and gifts
Everyone is different
Is it really necessary?
Should it be desired?
Would it be worth it to bring the exceptional down just to fulfill a social desire?
Individuality is so special, and such a gift
What Created this Dystopia?
Real-World Trend
Being Exaggerated
The Theme of the Film
Common Dystopian Elements
Imperfect Society
Corrupt and Controlling Governments
Conflict Revolves Around Protagonist Challenging Society
Disguised as a Utopia
Measure by the government to have society all equal
Taken the declaration that all man are created equal - too literally
211th, 212th, and 213th Amendment to the Constitution (in 2081)
Society's undying desire for social equality
Film represents how society is bound to react if such an extent were to be reached; if the phrase "All men are created equal" were to be taken literally
Everyone is different, whether we like it or not

They live in a dehumanized state
Excelling in something is
frowned upon
Equality is put before everything else
It isn't every up to the citizens; only ever what the government (Handicapper General) deems is appropriate
Forcing people to conform to the norm of society
Weights for the strong and fast, ear pieces for the intelligent, and masks for the beautiful
Nobody is free to be who they are
211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution - new law enforcement
Handicapper General
Against the law to not wear your handicaps
Not much conflict, if anyone is against it - they aren't speaking
Harrison goes out of his way to make a point
Goes on stage and takes off handicaps (broadcasting around the country)
Bluntly disguised as a Utopia
Citizens believe that what's been put into action is for the good
Government seems to "care" (but really afraid of being overthrown)

Put on shows and broadcasts to encourage people in believing this is right
Always announcing benefits
Implied threats

Futuristic society of the United States
Equality has been taken to the extreme
Those who were exceptional wore handicaps to weaken them
Harrison Bergeron, the son of George and Hazel, is highly intelligent, athletic, and handsome - he was arrested at 14 for not conforming to the status quo
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