“Talent Isn’t Enough” utilizes the cause and effect text structure to express Tallchief’s development in ballet. The first paragraph within this section says her natural talent (cause) led to easy acquiring from the instructor (effect). Betty Marie’s instructor thought she didn’t properly learn the basics, (cause) so her
“Harrison Bergeron” Discussion Questions: Question Two: What is the significance of the dance that Harrison performs with the ballerina? How does the style in which the story is written change in this passage? The significance of the dance that Harrison performs with the ballerina is to represent the way the world would be like if they were allowed to express themselves and show the world their beauty, intelligence, and any other physical attributes. According to page 4, it says “Harrison and his Empress merely listened to the music for a while-listened gravely, as though synchronizing their heartbeats with it…
Maya Plisetskaya performs Mikhail Fokine’s The Dying Swan ballet at age of 61 in a manner young dancers can look up to. Her arm movements are so smooth and subtle that they would make many younger professional dancers jealous. Ballet requires skill, balance and flexibility that would be considered exceptional at any age, and the career of professional ballerina is usually over well before they’re on their 60s.
Although Ashputtle completes them with no difficulty she is still left behind. Ashputtle turns for help to the dove, who drops her an exquisite dress, so that she can attend the gala and meet the prince. When she gets to the gala she meets the prince and they fall in love while dancing.
Title: Flora and the Flamingo Genre: Wordless Book ISBN Number: 9781452110066 Bibliography: Idle, Molly, (2013), Flora and the Flamingo, Chronicle Books LLC, San Francisco, California Story Element/Plot Summary: This book is about Flora and a Flamingo, who are very different from each other, but through all of their differences they manage to become friends with each other and they become dance partners. Character: Flamingo and Flora Setting: It could be anywhere with trees and an open space for dancing. Conflict/Solution: The conflict is learning how to dance with someone who is different from you, and makes the moves as elegant as possible in unison.
The story is set in America in the year 2081, where the United States government has finally achieved equality for all its citizens due to the 211th, 212th and 213th amendments in the constitution and the Handicapper General agents. However, instead of raising the standards of those with learning disabilities and defects it in fact considers this the new criterion. The main characters George and Hazel Bergeron are sitting in their living rooms watching ballerinas dancing on a television program. George’s intelligence is way above normal so he must keep a mental handicap radio in his ear to disrupt any unnecessary thoughts to ensure he is no smarter than the average citizen such as his wife Hazel - who is good natured but rather feeble-minded (Vonnegut
“I went from ‘I hate how I see myself in the mirror, I am constantly analyzing myself, talking down myself, like about negative thoughts,’ to… at the end of that time, I was like, ‘Okay, I just wanna dance to music and feel like I’m moving… you know?’ and by that time I also kinda sorted out my weight issues. Not on purpose. It just kinda happened with becoming happier.” (Larissa) I met with the wonderful ballet dancer, Larissa Marie Kogut, on a sun-drenched Tuesday afternoon, minutes after her rehearsal with Diablo Ballet had ended.
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.
In America, citizens are granted their own individual rights and freedoms. Therefore, it is difficult to imagine if one's own personal liberty no longer existed due to the fact that their only concern was the betterment of their society. One's self worth was no longer determined from within, but by one's peers. Many believe that the solution to the selfishness which plagues society is Altruism.
Acts of rebellion are a crucial part of society that can lead to revolution if given the chance to blossom. In some cases, however, the situation may take an unexpected turn of events, as shown in Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” and Nathaniel Hawthorne’s “Dr. Heidegger’s Experiment.” The former of the two stories is centered around Harrison, an advanced teenager subjected to a great amount of oppression. Considering this, his intent to defeat the futuristic government’s antagonistic hierarchy is unsurprising. The latter story is focused on a group of extremely flawed, misfortune elders haunted with the desire of their youth.
“Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut is a short story that is set in the year of 2081 when everyone is equal, due to the change of the Constitutional Amendments. The only way for everyone to be equal is to give handicaps to the talented people. The Handicapper General and her agents enforce the laws to maintain equality and prevent renegades, such as Harrison Bergeron, from taking control. George and Hazel Bergeron are watching a television program when a news bulletin suddenly interrupts, saying that Harrison Bergeron has escaped from prison. Harrison then appears on the T.V. and begins to rebel in front of everyone, but is stopped by the Handicapper General shooting him.
The ‘Perfect’ Society? How would you feel if you could not be yourself? In the short story 'Harrison Bergeron' by Kurt Vonnegut they have a society where people can not be themselves. The government forces them to put handicaps on themselves to make everyone equal.
In the story Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, the government wants everyone to be equal, so no one feels inferior. They make people that are more intelligent, athletic or attractive where handicaps such as heavy weights, masks, and a mental handicap radio . Harrison Bergeron is in jail because the government thinks he will try to overthrow it, which he ends up attempting to. He is killed by the government along with a ballerina because they take off all their handicaps and disobeyed. Even though he tries to do good by defying the government, he ends up achieving nothing but his death.