Harrison Bergeron : Handicapped Film Adaptation Proposal
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English Composition II
July 13, 2017
Handicapped Film Adaptation Proposal
Harrison Bergeron is one of the short stories published by Kurt Vonnegut, Kurt Vonnegut was an American writer who published several novels, plays and short story collections during his time. Harrison Bergeron is going to be adapted into a short film for the film adaptation proposal. The short film will be no longer than 30 minutes and it will be 5-6 pages maximum. The short film will be named Handicapped and it will be showcased on the Starz and Fox channel on RCN.
Kurt Vonnegut illustrates the theme of total equality in Harrison Bergeron by using literary devices like symbolism, allegory, Imagery, narrator point of view, setting, Genre, Tone, Writing Style, characterization, Etc. All of these literary devices holds an important role that contributes to making the theme of the story more meaningful and worth adapting for a larger audience.
Symbolism is the use of symbols to signify ideas and qualities by giving them symbolic meanings that are different from their literal sense. The role that symbolism have in a story is that it helps create meaning and emotion in a story by representing an ideal. Authors use symbols to help readers understand the theme in a story. For example, in Harrison Bergeron, the Handicapper General represents the laws a society has, while Harrison himself symbolizes freedom, individuality, and defiance that exists