The Role Of Handicaps In Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron

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Handicaps prevent an individual from functioning as a whole. Handicaps not only prevent people from being all they could be, but it prevents them from the individuality that makes them up as humans. In Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” set in the near future, displays how being equal in the eyes of the government, means having to cover up your talent, mind, or beauty, with an object that they see fit to make you the same as everyone else mentally, physically and emotionally. Vonnegut’s story explains how handicaps can weigh you down, quite literally.
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