Kurt Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron

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Harrison Bergeron is a short story that was published in 1961 by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. The story was published in a magazine called the Fantasy and Science Fiction Magazine. Next, the genre was fictional, futuristic, and fantasy (possibly sci-fi). The time it was in was 2081, and the main characters were Harrison, Hazel, George, and the handicap general (Diana). The conflict was man vs. society for many reasons. In the beginning, it tells how the government makes everyone ‘completely’ equal. Because of the government, Harrison had to wear handicaps and not be different. Next, the government tried to keep Harrison under control by wearing handicaps. This kept him from becoming something extraordinary and making people feel bad. But in the end, Harrison was shot by the handicap general and the government. This concludes that the government was the society, and Harrison was the man.…show more content…
When Harrison escaped from prison, it started getting more tense, more action, and more interesting. The dialogue was more interesting when you (the reader) heard that something was happening. When Harrison arrived at the theater, there was a shock between George, the audience and Hazel, yet they didn’t know why. The shock made it more interesting, knowing that Harrison wasn’t supposed to be there, and what Hazel and George had to do with Harrison. Then, when Harrison took off the handicaps, the ballerina came to him, Harrison announcing that he was their “emperor,” the warning before hand warned about Harrison overthrowing the government leaves you wondering what will happen, will he overthrow the government? Or will he
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