Analysis Of Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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The short story Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. is about a dystopian society in America were inequality has been diminished. The short emphasizes the idea of everyone is created equal. The setting in the story and the film 2081 by Chandler Tuttle is vague since its, George and Hazel Bergeron 's living room where they are watching TV. The year is 2081 the golden age of equality, possibly in the evening. The setting is impactful in the story because it represents the result of the equality movement. In the introduction of Generational Dynamics Cohen states “The First Turning is a High, an upbeat era of strengthening institutions and weakening individualism […]” (Cohen 1). Vonnegut’s story and Tuttle’s film illustrates the High era because …show more content…
The film’s setting is Madison Rhode Island, a typical suburban town in the year 2053. The time resembles America in the 1950’s or 60’s. Instead of advancing in time, the society is going back in time. The setting impacts the story because it is also illustrating the High era. Harrison represent the strong and intelligent and society is trying to weaken him, which represent the idea of weakening individualism. The 1960’s influenced setting creates irony in the film because the year is 2053, but the technology is not futuristic. In addition, the setting represent the aftermath of the equality movement. To sum up, the setting for Pittman’s film emphasizes the irony of enforcing equality and supports the narrative through the moving backwards …show more content…
As stated before, the setting of Pittman’s film is Madison Rhode Island, a typical suburban town in the year 2053. Moreover, the film’s setting mirrors America in the 1950’s or 60’s. The Bergeron’s living room has tints of pink and green, but overall it is still very dull. Plus, the TV is old and the way the characters dress does not represent a futuristic society. The setting has an impact on the film because it illustrates how society is advancing, but at the same time moving in the past. The school, clinic, TV studio are simplistic and realistic, but that helps emphasizes the equality system. Again, the setting is supporting the idea of weakening individualism, by having Harrison marry Alma. He will help her boost her intelligence and she will dumb down his to create equality. To conclude, Pittman’s film setting is detailed and represent the corruption in the government’s demands for

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