The Needs Or Ideals In Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron

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Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” conveys the conflict between the needs or ideals of society and the realities of individuals. The society in the story is structured to allow the utopian ideal of equality for everyone. As Vonnegut writes early in the story, “They were equal in every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else” (101) The society will need to sacrifice or give up some things in order to live an ideal utopian life. For example in the story Vonnegut writes “The announcer tried to say, Ladies and Gentlemen. He finally gave up, handed the bulletin to a ballerina to read (103.) He had to give up reading because he struggled. The ideal utopia
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