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Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut shows the year 2081 where everyone is equal. People that are born stronger, smarter, or better looking wear special gear called handicaps that make them less than what they are. The theme of equality is very different then how the present society views it. In the story the character Harrison Bergeron breaks into a ballet studio that was broadcasting on live tv and told everyone that he was the emperor. Harrison did this because he has had enough with the society he lives in and that he and people with handicaps are superior then the rest. I think the point of the performance was to show that anyone can be free and they should be free instead of living like handicapped people. Although going through all this at the end Harrison Bergeron was unsuccessful at getting his message across it was ultimately a waste of time. In the real world people want equality but the world in Harrison Bergeron makes everyone the same. To begin the theme of equality in the story is very different to how the real world perceives equality. In the real world people perceive equality with things such as no racism, and equal pay. The world that Harrison Bergeron lives in, calls itself equal but in reality it is really not. In the story the narrator suggests that “Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was

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