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5. What message does Kurt Vonnegut convey through the satire “Harrison Bergeron,” and how does the title character develop this message? Forcing unity upon society does not erase individuality, but sparks uprising and revolution. Harrison further develops this by showing despite all his handicaps that were put on him, he was able to break through them and defy all laws of land, and even physics, all the way to his death. 1. In your opinion, is it fair that some people in the story have more handicaps than others? Why or why not? How do the handicaps enforce sameness rather than equality? How do you think people in our society would respond if they had enforced handicaps? No, the aim of the government, to make everyone equal, has created inequality in return as some people have more handicaps, therefore, an unequal number of handicaps. The handicaps promoted uniformity amongst the people rather than variety. I believe our society would rebel against enforced handicaps.

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