Analysis Of George Bergeron 's ' Harrison Bergeron '

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The title character, Harrison Bergeron, wants to defy the government system and dare to be different. The society he lives in wants everyone to be equal in every way—“nobody was smarter [or better looking or stronger or quicker] than anybody else” (Vonnegut 226). George Bergeron had an intelligence […] way above normal” (Vonnegut 226) and thus had a “transmitter [that] would send out some sharp noise” (Vonnegut 227) about every twenty seconds. George Bergeron is very superior in every way, “[wearing] a tremendous pair of headphones, and spectacles with think wavy lenses” (Vonnegut 228), “[three hundred pounds of] scrap metal [hanging] all over him” (Vonnegut 228), and “[wearing] at all times a red rubber ball for a nose, keep[ing] his eyebrows shaved off, and cover[ing] his even white teeth with black caps at snaggle-tooth random” (Vonnegut 229). According to the news report, Harrison broke out of jail, arrested because the government suspects him planning to overthrow the government. Obviously being a man born of many talents, Harrison broke out of jail and into the new station in hopes of liberating the people from the oppressive government. He took over the station and, along with the beautiful ballerina, kissed the ceiling of the studio when they were floating in the air (Vonnegut 230). This break-in shows that Harrison wants the freedom to use his natural-born talents and not be limited by the government’s wish to make everyone equal in every way. George Bergeron, on
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