Recall that the climax or turning point is the high point of interest and

Recall that the climax or turning point is the high

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6. Recall that the climax, or turning point, is the high point of interest and tension in a story. What is the climax of this story? 7. What overall conclusions can you draw about the society depicted in the story? Consider howpeople must function and what has become “normal.”8. What is Vonnegut saying about improving society by making everyone average? 9. Would society have been better off with Harrison in charge? 10. Think about the criticisms of society made in “Harrison Betgeron.” What aspects of today’ssociety seem open to Vonnegut’s criticisms?11. One critic has argued that Vonnegut portrays television as “a kind of desensitizing, numbing,and clearly thought-stifling, rather than thought- provoking, medium” that is partly responsible for the state of society. Do you agree or disagree? Support your decision.

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