Harrison Bergeron Symbolism Essay

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The story Harrison Bergeron, written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is about Harrison, the son of George and Hazel and how he’s different from everyone else and that he wants to lead everyone in a better society. Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. focused deeply on symbolism to explain how even in perfections, there are flaws.

In the beginning of Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr he uses symbolism to shine light on the flaws in perfections. On page one it states,” Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn’t think about anything except in short bursts.” This shows what became of people now. Most are practically brainless, unable to think for long and not have much knowledge for themselves. This is important because this is a flaw in the perfectly equal world. Also on page one it states,” … had a little mental handicap radio in his ear.” To begin, another imperfection in this system. Those who aren’t like the rest must go through the torture of hearing a noise that scatters their thoughts. Next it’s a way the imperfect people must
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uses a bright light on symbolism show readers how even in perfections, there are flaws. Through a simple form of detail, the claim is weakly shown towards the bright light of the claim. It barely peeks out to shine the light towards how the story represents that a perfect place isn’t at all perfect and that there are mistakes. As more detail shines more light, our wonderful claim grows brighter at each text of evidence, further explaining what a world is like if everyone was perfectly equal. At last the beautiful claim is fully in the spotlight, shining brightly for all to see how equality without freedom is terrible and is a huge flaw in this phoenix of a world. Harrison Bergeron shines light on no matter how flawless something seems, there’s always a fault somewhere along the line of correction and it will never go away because faults makes anything perfect the way it
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