From the characterization, to comical descriptions, to the things the characters say, nothing that Kurt Vonnegut wrote in this story can be taken seriously. By Vonnegut presenting his story in this manner, it almost creates Harrison to look more like a supervillain than a superhero, like intended. However, in 2081, the moment Chandler Tuttle had Harrison escape from prison and barge into the auditorium, the tone switched and became extremely heroic and inspirational, creating his very own version of what today’s society would consider a superhero. The speech
Macbeth is first described as a war hero who led the final blow on Macdonwald by a captain: “For brave Macbeth… with his brandished steel/ unseamed [Macdonwald] from the nave to th’ chops”(I, ii, 18, 20-24). With his ambition, he is able to gain the upper hand and lead his army into a successful battle that was incredibly close to losing. Ultimately, his eagerness to lead these people not only because he is a thane, but also because of his loyalty to King Duncan reveals how he is an astounding leader who is successful. In turn, the audience is able to see Macbeth as a hero, more specifically a leader who is honest and loyal. Along with the battle comes the reward and Macbeth is given the new title ‘Thane of Cawdor’ from King Duncan who announces “What [Thane of Cawdor] hath lost, noble Macbeth hath won”(I, ii, 67) Through earnest motivation, Macbeth has now won a new title and trust from the king which in turn allows him to take a step closer into possibly obtaining the royal throne.
People may state that the Handicapped-General was the real danger and Harrison was just trying to show she was by going on live television. The quotation, "It was then that Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper Genera, came into the with a double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor. Diana Moon Glampers loaded the gun again. She aimed it at the musicians and told them they had ten seconds to get their handicaps back on.
Upon shredding his handicaps and removing the girl’s handicaps, he was killed by the Handicapper General. She could have just put stronger handicaps on Harrison and the ballerina after capturing them, but she decided to kill them instead. It may the faster and more permanent solution, but it’s what happened after that that clears up the claim. On a T.V. in the Bergeron family house, while Harrison’s mother and father were watching the channel on which Harrison was killed, the television tube burnt out about 10 seconds after Harrison was killed and Mrs. Bergeron/Hazel, automatically forgot what she saw and was unable to inform her husband, George, of what happened.
“But in Rasheed’s eyes she saw murder for them both. And so Mariam raised the shovel high, raised it as high as she could, arching it so it touched the small of her back.” (349). This quote was the moment before Mariam’s life would end, she killed Rasheed to save the people she loved which was Laila, Aziza, and Zalmai. But, Mariam’s action would have conscious she knew that she would have to admit to the police. “I admit to what I did, brother,” Mariam said, “But, if I hadn’t, he would have killed her.
The filmakers, meanwhile, decided to portray his actions as revolutionary. The antagonist clearly views Harrison as a threat, as she storms the dance studio with a small army of men all bearing heavy weaponry. Harrison’s mother, who is show to be humming music from the original dance program at the beginning subconsiously hums to Harrison’s changed tune instead, showing that his message has had a lasting impact on the population. This drastically changes how the ending of the story feels; the short story gives off a sense of foreboding while the film takes a more inspirational
Violence is the behavior involving physical force intended to hurt, damage, or kill someone or something, which is seen in multiple scenes of Macbeth. There was a lot of violence ever since the beginning of this play, because Lady Macbeth knew from the beginning that she wanted to kill King Duncan. Her idea of killing the king was brilliant and to accomplish that a lot of murder was going to occur. She took care of every single detail leaving no evidence behind and blaming all the murders on the guards. Macbeth soon succeeds at killing king Duncan and soon realizes that all the violence and killing are making him powerful and have the adrenaline to kill.
Some disagree, arguing that Odysseus is an admirable hero. They might rationalize this by stating he is a hero due to the fact that he was able to remain determined and courageous despite the hardships he and his crew faced. In fact, Odysseus is valiant enough to trick the giant Cyclops, Polyphemus, that had trapped them inside of his cave, stating ‘“Nobody is my name. My father and mother call me Nobody, as do all the others who are my companions.”’ (9.366-367). At first, it seems that in this predicament, Odysseus is able to undermine Polyphemus’ threats with his cleverness by changing his name so that when the Cyclops yells for help, no one would know of his true identity.
Bergeron escapes from jail and ends up on National Television. Bergeron starts to make a scene and yells on national television, “I AM THE EMPEROR!” After all of that he pulls off all of his many handicaps and ask for an Empress, since he interrupted a ballet show he had many to choose from. When he started dancing with his empress, he finds him and his empress getting shot in the head and killed by The handicapper General, Diana Moon Glampers. Vonnegut has Bergeron killed at the end of the story because he wanted to show the hopelessness of inequality. To start off with how achieving inequality is hopeless is how the government have handicaps.
Kurt Vonnegut uses dramatic irony in ridiculous ways in “Harrison Bergeron”. Dramatic irony is when the characters in the story do not know what is going on but the reader does know. In almost every part of the story, the characters are unaware of what is really happening because of everyone being equal. The characters have accepted and embraced the idea that it is good for everyone in society to be equal in intelligence, appearance, strength and speed. George doesn’t even care that his intelligence is being controlled by the radio in his ears.