Analysis Of Kurt Vonnegut 's ' Harrison Bergeron ' Essay

763 Words Nov 8th, 2015 4 Pages
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 who you are to be treated as an equal. Diversities should be celebrated. Equality can become a reality only when society can embrace the things that make us different.

The story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. introduces the reader to a world of forced equality. To achieve this world of equality citizens were subject to being altered physically and mentally. Citizens were also forced to be weighted down to ensure each person burden was equal. To ensure equality the position of the Handicapper General was created. That one person had the authority to enforce equality by any means necessary and not limited to include death. Equality should not be measured by one person’s standard of how one should look. The…

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