Essay about Analysis Of Kurt Vonnegut 's ' Harrison Bergeron '

765 Words Mar 17th, 2016 4 Pages
1. Kurt Vonnegut’s short story, Harrison Bergeron, is set in 2081 and conveys an egalitarian regime that implements total equality among its nations people through handicapping its citizens. The handicapping is handled by the United States Handicapper General and are given authority through the 211th, 212th, 213th amendments to administer handicaps to ensure no one is more intelligent, beautiful, or physically stronger than anyone else. Both Chandler Tuttle and Bruce Pittman take their stylistic turns in adapting the short story in their own way. Given that opportunity to have a longer runtime, Pittman’s 1995 feature film, is allowed to better introduce the setting that the secret elite have imposed on the citizens. Everything is made up to look like it was in the 1950s. Phillipa explains, “Everything is intentional. America was happiest in the 1950s and …after the revolution administrators, redesigned the nation on that model.” According to generational dynamic, the 1950s era does fall under a high point in America. High points coincide where institutions are strong and individualism is weak. The secret elite very carefully picked this era because they knew that they could administer their ideal society in a high era. However, the real year is 2081, which happens to fall between the lines of either a crisis or unraveling era. In a way, the secret elite was able to suspend the moving rotation of generational dynamics. Now the audience sees Harrison Bergeron comes in and…

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