Harrison bergeron is a story written by kurt vonnegut

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Harrison Bergeron is a story written by Kurt Vonnegut. Vonnegut’s story is a warning to the world about the quest of equality, which is spreading around in many nations, with America in the lead. The story shows the reader how the equality issue can have negative impacts on people’s individuality, and society. As society today thrives on individuality, diversity, and most “important” of all, competition.Our world and society revolves around competition to see who’s the “best” in each and every aspect/category.The story revolves around the protagonist, Harrison Bergeron who is an archetypal symbol that represents defiance, and individuality. He is used to
represent the people who will stand up, and protest against cruel laws imposed by the state on equality, and encourage others to protest with him. Through the characterization of Harrison, George and Hazel, Vonnegut shows how the equality idea can go to the extreme.Kurt Vonnegut gives the audience a pessimistic insight of a world where everyone is equal in every aspect possible.He exposes the negativity of this “equal” society using satire, irony, and connotative diction.

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