Examples Of Plagiarism In Harrison Bergeron

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Plagiarism Statement (Adapted from http://salises.mona.uwi.edu/FSSCourseworkAccountabilityStatement20080122.pdf) I understand what plagiarism is and what penalties may be imposed on students found guilty of plagiarism. I certify that this assignment contains no plagiarized material. In particular: I have referenced all quotations taken from other works to the source from which I obtained them and clearly indicated in this assignment by the use of quotation marks or set-in paragraphs; I have clearly indicated all paraphrases and summaries of material taken from other works by appropriate framing and/or referencing; Where I have used material from other works, I have avoided the use of cosmetic paraphrasing, thereby ensuring that I have presented paraphrases and summaries that are substantial …show more content…

Harrison Bergeron is a tale about the future where everyone is average, or “equal every which way”, through specialized and individualized exterior handicaps. (Vonnegut) Harrison Bergeron is a fourteen-year-old full of life, knowledge, and perfection. He is sent to jail because he breaks the amendments of the Constitution and plans to overthrow the government. George and Hazel Bergeron know this is wrong, but their handicaps make it hard for them to process the loss of their son and enable them to forget his existence. Later in the story, George and Hazel are watching ballerinas on T.V., while Harrison escapes prison. Harrison rips off the door to the stage, then his handicaps on T.V. in front of everyone, and demands, “I am the Emperor! … Do you hear? I am the Emperor! Everybody must do what I say at once!" (Vonnegut) Harrison then insists that everyone must rip off his or her handicaps and asks for an Empress to help him rule. Within minutes, the Handicap General comes in and shoots Harrison, allowing equality to be

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