The two best choices that support the interpretation that "Harrison Bergeron" represents a society in which efforts at equality have destroyed personal freedom are:
"All this equality was due to ... the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General."
"The realization was blasted from his mind instantly by the sound of an automobile collision in his head."
"Harrison Bergeron" is a short story by author Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. The setting is the year of 2081, when equality has finally been achieved by the American government. No one feels inferior, ugly, or stupid. But that came at a very high cost.
<u>People who are born with physical or intellectual advantages are forced by the Handicapper General to wear handicaps that will make them average like everyone else. The more advantages a person has, the more handicaps he has to wear. If a person is tall and athletic, he must wear weights and gears to slow him down. If he is intelligent, he must wear a type of radio in his ear that emits sounds that prevent him from thinking.</u>
<u>As we can see, society in this dystopian world has lost its sense of freedom in pursuit of equality. People are no longer allowed to be themselves. They are not allowed to feel clever, deft, or beautiful because that would mean others would feel dumb, clumsy, or repulsive.</u>
Write the speech, then read it and revise over and over.
Whenever preparing for a speech, the most important thing is to make sure that whatever you want to express or talk about in the speech are included. It need not necessarily be the perfect or full-fledged composition of the speech, but rather mention the main points first.
It is always preferable to write down the speech so that there can be revisions and alterations done before finalizing it. The first draft can be sketchy, even rough, but that's what makes it the first draft. It need not be a complete and correct speech at the first attempt. But more important than that, it is <u>best to write down the speech, read it over and over again, make revisions and then make changes wherever necessary.</u>
The best example of this type of behavior is Romeo's whining and moping. Petrarch's characters were often so madly in love, but couldn't be together with their loved ones because of some tragedy. Because of that, they would often be sad and cry over their pathetic lives and futile love, which is something that Romeo often does too.