Would you object if society sought equality not by handicapping the gifted but by lifting up the not-gifted, say through genetic engineering or biotechnological enhancement? After reading “Harrison Bergeron,” WHICH HAS BEEN PROVIDED FOR YOU, write an essay that discusses this question and evaluates the pros and cons of “lifting up.” Be sure to support your position with evidence from the text.
This essay requires that you include quotes/paraphrases from the story along with in-text citations and a works cited page. Be sure to introduce the short story in the introduction and tie the thesis statement containing your opinion about “lifting up” to the story. Although you are providing your opinion in this essay, you are required to write using third person point of view. Do not use first person (I) or second person (you).
The essay must be a minimum of 500 words.