I read a short Dystopian story in middle school, with a society where everyone is equal. People are given mental and physical handicaps to make sure everyone is equal. A kid named Harrison (I think) tries to overthrow the government. He is huge and Godlike. He gets shot at the end. That's all I remember.
This is Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut.
The story was written as a satire to offer a critique on people's claims that we should all be equal It has been embraced by those critical of egalitarianism as an allegory of caution against socially enforced equality, more specifically the dangers of enforcing equality by virtue of leveling
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