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7.Why does Hazel forget what she is crying about?
a.In the beginning of the story it says, "Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn't think about anything except in short bursts." (Vonnegut 1) Which is saying that she can't think about anything for a long time for example, her crying.8.What do you think this story is a warning against? Is it an effective message? Explain.a.In my opinion, it displays that people naturally have their strengths and there is no right in taking them away. Eventually those virtues will no longer be able to be constrained andthey come out stronger than before. It is a very effective message as it really seems to resonate as it is so drastic and dramatic.9.Is “Harrison Bergeron” a satire? What elements of satire do you find in the piece?a.Harrison acts as a satire at times, almost like a child. To try and overthrow the government he goes on television and screams “I am the Emperor!... Everyone must do what I say at once!” (Vonnegut 5). His plan was highly ineffective, as he was eliminated almost immediately. It is ironic that he was taken down so quickly and easily when he was supposed to be the strongest and most capable of te citizens.