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Eng Comp 2 research paper 3 - Glamocak3 Stories for...

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Unformatted text preview: Glamocak3 Stories for Students). Throughout the story, the tone seems to be that of a very serious mood. But “her handicap bags were as big as those worn by two-hundred— pound men” (Kennedy 217) can be considered as humorous, so the tone in the story can be that of humor as well. Harrison Bergeron, himself, is a symbol in this story. He is the symbol that even in an equal society, there still remains a trace of defiance and the extraordinary. Vonnegut uses Harrison Bergeron’s sacrifice as a symbol of the minority in this society. His act of defiance meant more than just uncommon misbehavior, but it was a symbol to the people of this society who try so hard to be equal, that it is better to be different and extraordinary. He shoigz/soeveryone that he IS the alpha male, 41nd does not act like a coward lyre rest of the people 1n this society who are afraid of their government. He ripped off his handicaps to show people the strength that the government is 24mg so hard to hold back. When he took off the {0 mask of the ballerinaS he shoWed people the beauty of the dancer that the government tried so hard to hig§e Harrison Bergeron revealed to everyone what the \ 5/0 \ government of this equal society has tried so hard to hide and protect. The setting of course is in a future America, in the year 2081. With new amendments to the constitution, everyone in this future America is forced to be equal. A society like this can only be based in the fiature, and Vonnegut knew this. Creating a future America where everyone is equal is what most people want, but ...
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  • Fall '10
  • NatePeterson
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