Summary Of Harrison Bergeron

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In the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., it is the year 2081 and the society was finally considered equal. However, not everyone found this new environment fair or equal in any way. Stronger and more intelligent citizens were to use handicaps to weaken their talents and abilities. Everyone coped with the pain except for the strongest, most handsome, and intelligent man in town, Harrison Bergeron who had “carried three hundred pounds” (Vonnegut 4). Three hundred pounds is a lot of weight compared to any other person at the time. The amount of metal he carried created him to be the powerful citizen who wants to have his say in the society. The society was most definitely frightening and undesirable but it seemed like most were typical citizens.…show more content…
The gunshot was part of a shooting with his son and Harrison collapses to his death. This proves that the character is defeated by the establishment and the power of the establishment was too much for a single man to handle by himself. In addition, not one of his parents are able to fully remember him because they easily lose their train of thought either with the ear transmitter or not. The dystopian society in “Harrison Bergeron” can convince readers that there really is no such thing as being equal and we all should be proud to have our own unique styles and
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