Harrison Bergeron Heroism

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‘’Harrison Bergeron’’ by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is a story about a young man that lives in a dystopia where everything is ‘’equal’’ and gets killed for disobeying the laws. Through ‘’Harrison Bergeron’’ Kurt Vonnegut Jr. utilized the characters Harrison and the ballerina to show that total equality is impossible when everybody is different from one another. Harrison is a hero among individuality along with the brave ballerina that chose to stand with him to be who she is. Harrison Bergeron shows a clear example of heroism. He announces that he will become the emperor, and that he will take away everybody's equality and give them individuality and uniqueness as he will be above everyone else. "I am the Emperor!" cried Harrison. "Do you…show more content…
Through all those handicaps she was still able to dance, it may have not been the best but she still was able to do it. She must have been extraordinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous. And it was easy to see that she was the strongest and most graceful of all the dancers, for her handicap bags were as big as those worn by two-hundred pound men. Page #3. She is the bravest out of all the women there as she was the one that had stood up to claim her throne Harrison had offered. A moment passed, and then a ballerina arose, swaying like a willow. Harrison plucked the mental handicap from her ear, snapped off her physical handicaps with marvelous delicacy. Last of all he removed her mask. She was blindingly beautiful. Page #4. She was tired of being someone she wasn’t, hiding who she was so others would be pleased. Through ‘’Harrison Bergeron’’ Kurt Vonnegut Jr. utilized the characters Harrison and the ballerina to show that total equality is impossible when everybody is different from one another. Harrison is a hero among individuality along with the brave ballerina that chose to stand with him to be who she is. Through this piece of literature you can tell that each character has an important role to show that everyone is different and you can’t change or get rid of it
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