Analysis Of ' Harrison Bergeron ' By Kurt Vonnegut Essay

1603 Words Oct 29th, 2014 7 Pages
As technology becomes more and more advanced in our daily lives, concerns from the past are also tagging along behind. Having advancements in technology in our society is great and all, but there are also some consequences that come with it. An example of this is in the story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut. Harrison Bergeron is a story where everyone is equal in every which way. Nobody is smarter, prettier, stronger, etc, than anyone else. Diversity isn’t allowed. That’s when Harrison Bergeron comes along and tries to show everyone that diversity is NOT a bad thing. Another example of this is in Ray Bradbury’s “The Pedestrian”, which is about a world that’s overrun by television. Nobody ever leaves their houses because they’re always inside watching television, not caring about the outside world. Except one person. Leonard Mead is the only one without a television, and this is considered very weird. He goes on walks every night until one night he’s stopped by the only police car in the city, for just walking. In both Kurt Vonnegut’s story Harrison Bergeron, and Ray Bradbury’s story The Pedestrian the theme diversity is not a bad thing is shown by their settings, characterization, and figurative language.
Looking at the story, “Harrison Bergeron”, by Kurt Vonnegut, you can see that the setting of the story takes place in the future because of the sole fact that everyone is equal. It’s only 2014, and everyone now is still trying to reach complete equality, and now; “THE…

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