Character Analysis Harrison Bergeron

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The main character in the short story “Harrison Bergeron,” written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr, is a fourteen-year-old boy named Harrison Bergeron. He escaped jail, where he was detained for suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. He is committed to become the Emperor, but not everything went as planned. In the story, Harrison Bergeron expressed that he was talented, strong willed, and extremely strong.
Harrison Bergeron was quite talented. Harrison knew the real meaning of dance and wanted to show it to the public. He and his Empress danced in joy and grace, abandoning laws. On page 10, Vonnegut says “they reeled, whirled, swiveled, flounced, capered, gamboled, and spun. They leaped like deer on the moon.” Harrison showed that he was creative in his dance and was good with his feet that made him
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He wore many heavy handicaps which he outgrew very quickly. He carried three hundred pounds of handicaps that had no certain symmetry all his life. In page 9, “Harrison tore the straps of his harness like wet tissue paper, tore straps guaranteed to support five thousand pounds.” Harrison’s scrap-iron handicaps crashed to the floor. Harrison thrust his thumbs, under the bar of the padlock that secured his head harness. The bar snapped like celery. Harrison showed that he was so muscular and very heavily built that it seemed like he was tearing wet tissue paper when he tore off the straps of a harness that was guaranteed to support five thousand pounds.
In conclusion, in the story Harrison Bergeron expressed that he was talented, strong willed, and extremely strong. Harrison displayed that he was talented through his dance skills, he went against the government to show his determination, and he carried many heavy handicaps to reveal he was extremely strong. The government should ponder upon whether or not the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments were necessary because it gives the people physical and mental pain through
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