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Harrison Bergeron | Study Guide

Kurt Vonnegut

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Overview

Author

Kurt Vonnegut

Year Published

1961

Type

Short Story

Genre

Dystopian, Science Fiction

Perspective and Narrator

The story "Harrison Bergeron" is told by an omniscient third-person narrator.

Tense

"Harrison Bergeron" is written in the past tense.

About the Title

The short story takes its title, "Harrison Bergeron," from its tragic hero, Harrison Bergeron, a towering 14-year-old boy whose strength and spirit defy the government's attempts to eliminate competition and create a perfect egalitarian (marked by social, political, and economic equality) society.

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