If anything it is possible that both Mr and Mrs Jordan have put themselves first ahead of Dickie. If the consequences of the test where known to the child taking the test. Add this document to saved. She knows how important the Government test is and knows that Dickie must do it. Though the message he is relaying is of a serious nature Dickie has been killed. And, within seconds, his parents forgetting all about it.
There would be no other explanation for a twelve year old having to take truth serum and answer a Government test. Nobody in the story forewarns Dickie of the consequences of the test. He is an innocent child who has been willing sent to his death by both his mother and father. Upload document Create flashcards. If anything Dickie and his family appear to live in a suppressive environment.
Individuals appear to serve the Government rather than the other way around.
Facebook Twitter Email Print. If anything Dickie and his family appear to live in a suppressive environment. Whereas people would usually come before institutes. For complaints, use another form.
However it is most likely that the Government are working off a formula. He may be suggesting that both family and Government need to be separated.
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And, within seconds, his parents forgetting ewsay about it. That being people who are hnery will be inquisitive and question things. He is an innocent child who has been willing sent to his death by both his mother and father.
In Examination Day by Henry Slesar we have the theme of fear, suppression, control, freedom and acceptance. Suggest us how to improve StudyLib For complaints, use another form.
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Harrison Bergeron & Examination Day
Though some critics might suggest that Dickie is just unfortunate it might be important to remember that what is happening is that a Government exakination imposing its will on its citizens. Which may be important as Slesar could be highlighting what can happen when a Government is not held to account and is allowed to dictate to its citizens. After reading “Harrison Bergeron,” respond to the following prompt.
It is also interesting that Mrs Jordan though afraid does not spare Dickie from the test. If they are not the Government will control not only the family but each individual in the family as well.
If the consequences of the test where known to the child taking the test. While their message is exajination, the techniques they used when writing the stories are what still resonates with audiences today.
The end of the story is also interesting due to the tone of the Government official who is on the phone to Mr Jordan.
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While both writers believe that individuality is important and oppressive governments could overreach, their writing styles enable them to connect to their audience. Some critics might suggest that because of the form of Government in place they were afraid.
Leave a Reply Cancel reply Your email address will not be published. This might explain as to why he is abrupt with Dickie when Dickie asks him some questions. There is no sense that a citizen has the freedom to develop as they might like to.
Add this document to collection s. His manner is matter of fact with no emotion.