Literary Analysis essay - ALLAVO 1 Literary Analysis essay Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonneguts Jr Axel Ted Allavo Prof Laura Fung ENG 102 Fair to be

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ALLAVO 1Literary Analysis essay: “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut’s Jr.Axel Ted AllavoProf Laura FungENG 102October 22, 2015Fair to be equal?Aristotle once said “The worst form of inequality is to try to make unequal things equal.” Have you ever try to picture that world where everyone is completely equal? A world where the government makes sure that every human being has equal intelligence, equal level of beauty and equal wealth ? Kurt Vonnegut’s Jr. wrote about a world alike in his 1961 short story “Harrison Bergeron”. This is an example of dystopian fiction, or a type of fiction where an attempt to createa perfect world goes terribly wrong. Vonnegut’s provide to the audience a pessimistic insight of that world where everyone is forced by any means to be equal, physically and mentally. Through satire, imagery and connotative diction, Vonnegut’s attempts to use Diana Moon Glampers and Harrison Bergeron as symbols to reveal and warn about the dangers of the two extremes; too equal or too unjust.In “Harrison Bergeron”, Vonnegut’s use Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, to symbolically portray the idea of equality in a society. She is the person selected by the government to be in charge of lowering the capacity of a bright and intelligent person to the level of a normal and unaware being. In the beginning of the story, the reader is given a description of the world that Diana Moon Glampers is in charge of:
ALLAVO 2The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else.Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the…Amendments to the Constitution, and…vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.” (Vonnegut 234) Diana Moon Glampers is in charge of maintaining that idea of "Equilibrium" in that United States society of 2081. In “God Bless You, Mr. Rosewater” from the same author, Glampers is described as a "sixty-year-old virgin who, by almost anybody's standards, was too dumb to live….”No one had ever loved her. There was no reason why anybody should. She was ugly, stupid, and boring". Diana Moon Glampers is the personification of every possible low in

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