Analysis Of The Book ' Harrison Bergeron ' By Kurt Vonnegut

859 Words Mar 30th, 2016 4 Pages
Kurt Vonnegut wrote a short story called “Harrison Bergeron.” This story takes place in a world where everyone is one hundred percent equal through restraining anyone with an above average natural anything. It start of with the George and Hazel Bergeron watching television. Then a strong and intelligent young man named Harrison Bergeron made the choice to appear on that broadcast and speak against the handicaps before getting shot by the Handicapper General. This story shows that individuality makes perfect equality an impossibility, because human nature can 't be suppressed.
George Bergeron made a comment stating that “...maybe dancers shouldn’t be handicapped” (Vonnegut 1388). He may not have got very far with the idea because of the handicap that scattered his thoughts because of his unface intelligence. This does shows that he does not fully agree with the law even though he follows it unconditionally. He may lose his memory and forget his own thoughts after hearing the noise, but he was still able to show a small burst of individuality and intellect. This clearly does not fit a utopia of equality even though his thoughts were scattered.
Hazel is envious of the mind scattering handicap saying things like “I’d think it would be real interesting, hearing all the different sounds” and “All the things they think up” (Vonnegut 1388). Even with the handicaps she does not seem satisfied with her intelligence. She might even consider the earphones to be a small trophy that…
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