True Inequality In Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron

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In the story, Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, the feat of true equality has been obtained, but at a sour expense. The short story details a world where everyone is truly equal, so much to the point that equality has costed everyone their individuality and, in some cases, intelligence. The story takes place with two characters, Hazel and George Bergeron. They are watching ballerinas on television, when the story’s antagonist, Harrison Bergeron enters the scene and breaks his handicaps, being both intelligent and smart. He claims to become the new emperor, and dances with one of the ballerinas. A soldier, the Handicapper General, shoots Harrison and the ballerina down, and life continues as if nothing happened. The story ends with George

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