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English 4 Semester 2 Unit 1 – Exploring Shortcomings of Humanity through Dystopian Literature“Harrison Bergeron” Study Questions (28 points)Directions: Answer seven (7) of the following ten (10) study questions thoroughly and in complete sentences (4 points each). Include textual evidencefor at least one (1) of your responses, and highlight or underline the textual evidence in your response.1.Even though Vonnegut wrote the story in 1961, he sets the story in the year 2081. Did he make any effort to make the story futuristic in terms oftechnology?2.George and Hazel sit on the couch mindlessly watching a television program that they don’t find particularly interesting, and they are either afraid or too passive to complain about the control the government has over their lives. What behavior is Vonnegut criticizing; AND do people today behave in similar way? Explain.3.Do you believe that any part of this story might be considered comical, or is the story entirely serious? Explain your answer.Page 1 of 4

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