Essay about Analysis Of Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

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The purpose of a government is to protect the individual rights of its citizens. Kurt Vonnegut Jr., the author of “Harrison Begeron”, and James McTeigue, the director of V for Vendetta, portray the abrasive relationship between governments and their citizens. The story and film both share the same conflicts with governments using hostility in order to keep its citizens under strict control.
When the government takes away its citizens’ natural born rights, citizens lose their power of having individuality. Citizens should have the right to express their grief with the government, as well has having their own individual views without conflict. In “Harrison Bergeron,” the government has completely stripped the citizens of their right to express themselves and their freedom of speech, and when the government is challenged on their corrupt laws, the citizens are met with murder, “It was then that Diana Moon Glampers, the handicapper General, came into the studio with a double-barreled ten-gauge shot gun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor” (Vonnegut 220). When Harrison is shot and killed on national television for refusing to wear his handicaps and showing off his true skills, readers are given a glimpse of the potential this world has on becoming a real society <http://www.sparknotes.com/short-stories/harrison-bergeron/canalysis.html>
In today’s society the U.S government has started challenging citizen’s rights when addressing…

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