Satirical Allegory In Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron

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The short story “Harrison Bergeron” composed by Kurt Vonnegut can be interpreted as an satirical allegory in the government's unethical empowerment over their citizens for the pursuit of equality. The three main characters; George Bergeron, Hazel Bergeron, and their son Harrison Bergeron are all distinct representations of different individualities in current civilization. George can be perceived as having slightly higher intellectual abilities than most, hence mandatorily obligated to be attached a handicapped, noise-producing earpiece at all times in order to prevent any significant thoughts in his mind. On the other hand, Hazel is a representation of the average-minded individuals in society, and therefore is not required to wear any government-enforced
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