Upon analysis of Kurt Vonnegut's, "Harrison Bergeron", evidence suggests that the story imitates the basic structure of the monomyth. However, unlike the sequence and obvious events presented in a monomyth Vonnegut cleverly applies his own unique play on the iconic structure. What is to be noted first is the definition of amonomyth. Joseph Campbell defines the term, "monomyth", as the standard cycle of events that occur to which the hero endures during the progression of the story (kfjakhfakjf).
create something new. Vonnegut’s work is a hybrid of science fiction and satire. Satire is an author’s way of saying he/she feels that something is subpar, Vonnegut does just this in most of his works, such as Slaughterhouse Five, and Harrison Bergeron. “Any analysis Kurt Vonnegut’s work runs the risk of being too heavy-handed and ponderous to do justice to writing that has self-consciously chosen the path of the lightweight, the naive, and the comical.” (Rigney). This is true because people tend
free-market, where equality comes in and takes control. These ideas are found to be idealistic, and false because “equality was achieved only in the sense that everyone was equal in his or her misery.” (Perry) It is also proven in the story Harrison Bergeron, where total equality is established, but the society is the worst scenario, when no one is smarter, stronger, and prettier than anyone else. These ideas also give the government or factory owners too much power, where they can determine the