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    Harrison Bergeron

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    Harrison Bergeron Imagine a world where an oppressive government captures what many call diversity. Where ugly is known as beauty and intelligence is insignificant. “They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.” (Vonnegut) This is the future that Harrison experiences, in the short story “Harrison Bergeron,” by Kurt Vonnegut. It

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    Harrison Bergeron, projected on a stage representing the conformity of a society with a system of Government based on equality for the weak, which are monitored and controlled by a dictatorial Government. This story is a literary sample that gives us a system of Government, where the law was created with the intention of limiting the individuals and turning them into beings with actuation equality, controlling them through the transmitters or obstacles in their body for that people could not exercise

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    hARRISON BERGERON

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    Harrison Bergeron Would a regular citizen enjoy being as skilled of a dancer as a ballerina? Or as intelligent as the next guy? In Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.’s story of Harrison Bergeron, handicaps, such as small radio’s that blast sharp sounds are used to prevent individuals from having more intellectual thoughts than others. The year is 2081 and everyone is equal in every which way. Handicapped George and his wife Hazel are watching a ballerina performance. The show is interrupted by an announcement

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    HArrison Bergeron

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    “The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal” (Vonnegut). Throughout the world of “Harrison Bergeron” by Vonnegut, everyone is equal. Everything is controlled by the state or the “United States Handicapper General” (Vonnegut). The people of the world are not allowed to have any personality that makes them different from the next person in their controlled society. Vonnegut’s use of diction is noteworthy due to the fact that everyone is supposed to finally be equal. There is not one soul in

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    Harrison Bergeron

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    “Harrison Bergeron” is a story about Big Government forcing equality on citizens by the use of handicaps; in doing so they hold everyone back from their fullest potential. The year 2081 is oppressive to say the least; people are punished for being above average in intelligence, beauty, physical abilities or any variety of capabilities. No one is supposed to be more attractive, stronger, more intelligent or quicker than anyone else. The quest for egalitarianism is faulty; people who are born gifted

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    Harrison is the main character of a story set in 2081. He lives in the futuristic United States, which is now ruled by the Handicapper General. The General believes everyone should be equal to avoid competition. Therefore the General created handicaps for

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    The Symbolism in “Harrison Bergeron” “Harrison Bergeron,” by Kurt Vonnegut is the story about a young boy, Harrison, rebelling against the government that requires everyone to be equal. Diana Moon Glampers, Handicapper General, enforces equality by making citizens wear handicaps, and the author is attempting to convey to the reader that in order to overthrow a Communist government there must be participation from all parties. However, he does this discretely by using symbolism throughout his story

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    Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron is a short story about a futuristic version of the United States in which everyone is made equal through physical, emotional, and intellectual handicaps. The story focuses on two characters, George and Hazel Bergeron, who are sitting together and watching television. Hazel is described as being of “perfectly average intelligence”, while George is required by law to wear a device in his ear that transmits signals that prevent him from using his above average brainpower

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    Our differences are what make our society so special and unique. Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is a story about a society where it's citizens are oppressed by handicaps that make everyone equal to each other. Everyone is unaware of this unfair injustice that is being performed in their society. One character named Harrison challenges these practices and voices his opinion on the enforced disabilities. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. shows that imposed restrictions to one’s capabilities in attempt to equalize

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    It is the year 2081 in Kurt Vonnegut’s short story, “Harrison Bergeron,” and society forces equality on America in the areas of beauty, strength, and intelligence through the use of mandated physical and mental handicaps. Vonnegut creates a world in which beautiful people are required to wear masks to cover their faces and strong individuals are forced to carry weights to make them equal to the weaker population by the government. For the intelligent men and women, headsets that blast random noises

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