An Analysis Of Vonnegut's Life

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Identical twins born from the same womb may look, sound and dress the same but, twins are not the same person. When talking to young children one of the most popular questions to ask is: what are you going to be when you grow up? Responses to that question can range from police officer, fireman, doctor, or teacher. However, the answer you will not hear is I want to be like everyone else. The human race is a melting pot of diverse cultures, different physical attributes and varied mental capacities. Those difference can also be influenced by different social and economic backgrounds. Should a person be forced to be someone they were not meant to be? No, no man was created to be the same person. Being different should not translate into sacrificing …show more content…
They are the parents of Harrison Bergeron. While reading the story you discover that based on a person’s intellect some people wore a canvas bag of birdshot padlocked around their necks. The purpose of this was to weigh a person down and further handicap their abilities. During a conversation with George, Hazel encouraged him to lighten his burden by removing a few pieces of birdshot from his canvas bag. His response was “If I tried to get away with it,” said George, then other people’d get away with it - and pretty soon we’d right back to the dark ages again, with everybody competing against everybody else. You wouldn’t like that, would you? (Vonnegut page 235) In the story people’s desire to compete has been suppressed. Competition is a positive behavior that can be used to challenge a person to do better as well as be better. It is positive motivation. To go through the motion of life is not living, you are existing. A person should not have the ability to set limitations on what a person archives in life. Competing with people inspires you to be your best. Being equal gives everyone the opportunity to work hard and earning the right to be acknowledged for your

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