Dystopia In Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron

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“Harrison Bergeron” a magnificent story by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Harrison Bergeron world aren’t like he want it to be. His world is very strict on things that they cannot do. Even though the Untied States Handicapper General does not want people that disobey’s their rules or really smart people that can try to overthrow the government. Therefore Harrison’s Bergeron world is Dystopia. To begin with the reason why Harrison Bergeron world is Dystopia. Smart people like George a character in the story that have to wear a little mental handicap radio in his ear because his intelligence is above normal and the government want to keep people like him from taking unfair advantage of their brain. People also had to wear a mental handicap around them. One of the quotes that Kurt Vonnegut mention in the story is that “All people equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the constitution (Kurt 1). If they tried to take off the mental handicap on them they would punish. A example in modern day that relates to this is Isis is attacking our country and they recruit people to go …show more content…

When he was fourteen years old he was taken away from his mom and dad. He escaped from jail, where he was held suspicion of plotting and trying to overthrow the government. One quote that was mentioned by Harrison is “I am the Emperor, Everybody must do What I say at once!” (Kurt 4). Sadly later on Diana Moon Glampers the handicapped general kill Harrison for disobeying her. An similar situation in modern day society that relates to this is when a small little girl is kidnapped from her parents. An witness saw a guy carrying a little girl to a house which the little girl managed to escape, but the guy pulls out a gun and shot the little girl. A day later they found her dead with shot wombs. After all that had happened to him, he still is a strong standing up for himself, living in a dysfunctional

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