Future Of Humankind In Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron

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The short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut shows how humankind is viewed in the future. Vonnegut envisions the future of humankind as being equal and highlights the aspect of diversity being limited; ultimately creating a world that is isolated. A world where everyone is balanced can cause a lack of individuality due to the fact everyone having a “perfectly average intelligence” (Vonnegut, 1). This suggests that no one can express different thoughts, ideas or opinions as their intelligence is defined; consequently, resulting in frustration. Being controlled by the government shows how the freedom of humankind is being diminished,
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