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    The Lottery and Harrison Bergeron People with power in society often have the ability to influence the practice of certain traditions. These traditions can affect what a citizen is entitled to do. In today's day and age, life without basic freedoms and rights sounds unthinkable. However, in Shirley Jackson's “The Lottery” and Kurt Vonnegut's “Harrison Bergeron” this is the reality. Old Man Warner and the Handicapper General show that people in positions of authority encourage outdated traditions

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    Web to engage in meaningful discussions. Students work in groups to answer the question, "Are people equal?," analyzing all sides of the response, forming a consensus, and presenting it to the class. Students then read "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and use supporting details to complete another Discussion Web that looks at whether people are equal in the story. Groups form a consensus, present their position to the class, and engage in class discussion. Free-writes, a persuasive essay

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    Throughout this semester, we have primarily focused on literature that incorporates irreal elements alongside real elements. Two examples of this are “Slaughterhouse-Five” by Kurt Vonnegut and “The Brief Wondrous Life of Oscar Wao” by Junot Díaz. Both of these novels focus on realistic themes, such as war or romance troubles, but they both incorporate irreal elements as well, such as Billy Pilgrim’s Tralfamadorians or Oscar’s fukú. The irreal elements in “Slaughterhouse-Five” and “The Brief Wondrous

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    Gabby Douglas, known as one of the best female all around gymnasts in the world, is looked up to by many people- especially gymnasts. No matter the age, Douglas has left a mark on the Olympic world. As such an amazing woman she is, everyone has their flaws. Douglas recently at her second Olympics in Rio, has made a mistake that turned many American Patriotic citizens against her. During the National Anthem, Douglas did not put her hand over her heart because she personally believes it does not signify

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    These aliens explain to Billy that moments happen as they are meant to happen. When Billy asks the aliens why they chose to abduct him, the aliens tell him, “Well, here we are, Mr. Pilgrim, trapped in the amber of this moment. There is no why” (Vonnegut 77). This view of life helps Billy to have a new understanding of the death and destruction he sees during the war. Since people do not choose to kill but are destined to do so, Billy is able to reconcile the cruelty he has seen. Understanding this

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    Tralfamadore- Truth or Imagination?

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    kidnapped and taken there to be studied. Throughout the novel, Billy believes that what he sees is real while many others, like his daughter Barbara, get the impression that it is just Billy’s imagination. In the novel Slaughterhouse Five by Kurt Vonnegut, the parallels between Billy’s Tralfamadore and his horrid experiences of war, as well as Tralfamadore's similarities to Kilgore Trout’s science fiction books show that Tralfamadore is just a figment of Billy’s imagination. Billy's obsession with

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    “Harrison Bergeron” is a short story written by Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut’s story shows the struggles of the protagonist, Harrison Bergeron who is a symbol that represents defiance, and independency. Harrison is used in the story to show how the government is using the three new Amendments as a cruel way to force equality between everyone. The new Amendments added to the Constitution are the 211th, 212th, and 213th they kept everyone equal and nobody was allowed to stand out (177). The story shows

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    Poverty Of Equality Essay

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    Some may be better in certain aspects than others. Moore and Ferrara support their idea with the short story Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut. In this short story, Vonnegut shows a futuristic society where equality is achieved through the extremes. The writing tells a story of a world that suppresses people to make them all equal in every which way, rather than people working hard to keep their earnings

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    Equality is the pentacle of any nation, and the more quality that a nation has the better quality of life for its people. Equality is extremely important to maintain balance in a modern community, and its people. For societies excessive inequality leads to conflict. It is not surprising that the main protagonists of revolution are often those who have the least and who are at the receiving end of inequality. The word 'equality ' is often paired with 'diversity ', which means 'sameness ' and 'difference

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    Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, The Scarlet Ibis by James Hurst and “Still I Rise” by Maya Angelou, it is often times very easy to find the ripples effects doings. Harrison doesn’t want to be forced into this way of society, so he fights against the government. He’s strong enough and smart enough to fight against them so he does. With Harrison being as smart and strong as he is, it makes it harder for the Handicap Generals to control him. “Nobody had ever born heavier handicaps” (Vonnegut 3), even the Handicap

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