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Unformatted text preview: Glamocakl Mirza Glamocak Professor N. Peterson English Composition II 30 November 2010 Freedom, Equality, and Control in “Harrison Bergeron” A perfect world is believed to be impossible to achieve, but Kurt Vonnegut explores a future society where equality exists among all people. However, Vonnegut knew that perfection cannot be performed without flaws. In “Harrison Bergeron/’ykurt Vonnegut uses a utopian society from the future to emphasize the themes of freedom, equality, and control. “The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal” (Kennedy 216). Vonnegut opens with a very pleasant thought, a feeling of a bright future and equality in the world. But Vonnegut quickly changes the mood of the story, as he explains that “some things about living still weren’t quite right, though” (Kennedy 216). The people living in this so—called perfect society had to be handicapped in order to be equal with everyone else. George and Hazel Bergeron live in this equal society, both dealing with their own handicaps that have been given to them by the United States government and the Handicapper General. A handicap makes everyone in this society equal. For example, someone who Is prettier than someone else would have to wear a mask to Y1. W1 WWW-:7 ...
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