Harrison Bergeron Analysis

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The Message and Differences in Harrison Bergeron Harrison Bergeron written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. tells a story of a 14 year old boy who is outstandingly smart and is ridiculed for being gifted so when he revolts he is seen as an armed and dangerous vigilante. The message of Harrison Bergeron is to show the audience what the difference is between equality and equity; to show the readers what true equality means and how what they really mean to fight for is equity. The Harrison Bergeron short story takes place in the United States in the year of 2081, The Movie however takes place in 2081 but the theme of the setting is 1950’s. Each version is similar but also shows shows differences, such as setting ,adding new characters, and how the story begins and ends. The short story of Harrison Bergeron takes place in 2081 in the United States which after the second Revolutionary war over full equality has sense created a true equal society; No one is smarter than anyone else, no one is more beautiful than the next, and everyone has to wear a handicap which regulates the brain to think on a certain intellectual level that is allowed or not to be considered unfair to the “average” Joe. The story doesn’t give you much detail on the theme of the setting or

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