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Describe the conflict in Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron”. Period 3: The conflict in Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” is that Harrison tries to remain an individual while the government creates a dystopia by making everyone equal. This conflict is shown when Harrison breaks his bonds and declares his independence: “I’m a greater ruler than any man who ever lived! Now watch me become what I can become!” (Vonnegut 104). This evidence shows that Harrison is purposely defying the government because, by being himself, he is breaking the law. Vonnegut uses this conflict to warn society of the dangers that occur when individual talent is suppressed. Period 4: The conflict in Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” is Harrison versus the government. In the story, the government has jailed Harrison for trying to overthrow them, and he believes they shouldn’t have these handicaps, so he starts a riot at a public event. At the event Harrison gives a speech, saying, ‘I’m a greater ruler than any many
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Unformatted text preview: who ever lived (Vonnegut 104). This quote shows that Harrison is determined to overthrow the government and is trying to create a society with no handicaps, which is exactly what the government is trying to stop him from doing. Harrison Bergeron is a good example of a person versus society conflict. Period 5: The conflict in Kurt Vonneguts Harrison Bergeron is a person versus society conflict between the people and the oppressive government, who claim that no one is allowed to be better than anyone else. For example, when watching the dancers on TV, the character George notices, They werent really very good no better than anyone else would have been anyways (Vonnegut 99). This demonstrates that there wouldnt be a better group of dancers because of all the personal handicaps; therefore, showing the conflict between the government and the people. The conflict in Harrison Bergeron shows how important the role of competition is in a society...
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This note was uploaded on 05/16/2011 for the course LIT 341 taught by Professor Lisle during the Fall '10 term at Grand Valley State University.

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