Importance Of Individuality In Harrison Bergeron

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Everyone today wants to belong. Everyone wants to be like everyone, but it can be misread on what oneself is .Contrary to popular belief, though, individuality brings more success and happiness than conformity. Everyone is unique in their own way and people shouldn’t be fearful of each other’s differences. In the short story Harrison Bergeron the protagonist Harrison is very different from others and has a lot of good aspects but also has some crucial flaws. In the story, everyone is being controlled by the government to be equal to one another. No one can be above another. Harrison shows individuality by breaking out of prison, taking off his handicaps, and defying the government. In the story Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. uses the protagonist, Harrison, and his actions to convey the importance of individuality to readers’. …show more content…

First, when Harrison takes his handicaps off on live television, he is making everyone aware of what he truly is. When Harrison conveys what he truly is, Harrison is showing the reader that he is above the handicaps that he was chained in. The moment that he takes his handicaps off is the moment that that he expresses to the world that being a better oneself is an amazing ability to have in the world. Next, when he kisses the ballerina the author is showing that Harrison doesn't want to hide affection and show his passion to everyone that sees. The author uses Harrison's passion and defiance to show how being different is what life is about. Vonnegut Jr. is an author who believes that everyone deserve to be different and not treated as if they are less than anyone

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