Vonnegut Analysis

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Vonnegut warns readers against the concept of an “equal” society becoming the same through serious word choice, and characterization of being demanding. In the excerpt, the author stresses how being equal has multiple drawbacks by using serious word choice. Making every person in society have the same abilities as everyone else creates an environment with restricted expression. For example, George is very intelligent. Instead of being able to demonstrate his abilities, he has a handicap radio in his ear, which would “…send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.” (Vonnegut, Page 1) Vonnegut uses a dramatic and intense tone to make the readers imagine a society where you had to restrict your natural aptitudes. George can only think of…show more content…
“‘I forget,’ she said. ‘Something real sad on television.’” (Vonnegut, Page 1) Hazel expresses her thoughts in a passionless way. Seeing her own son die on television is something that should spur emotion, but instead, she naturally forgets it quickly. Also, when your natural talents are limited, you are prone to having thoughts of rebellion in a society. When George and Hazel are talking, George brings up when he went to prison. “The minute people start cheating on laws, what do you think happens to society?’” (Vonnegut, Page 2) The narrator continues, “‘Reckon it’d fall all apart.’ said Hazel. ‘What would?’ said George blankly. ‘Society,’ said Hazel uncertainly.” (Vonnegut, Page 2) Living in a place where you cant express yourself leads to rebellion. This will cause the society and government to fall apart. There are many factors wrong with an equal society, and one of them is where it leads to an unstable government. Vonnegut can efficiently convey the negative factors of living in a society where everyone is equal by using a serious
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