Essay about Analysis Of The Book ' Harrison Bergeron ' By Kurt Vonnegut

810 Words Sep 23rd, 2015 4 Pages
In the story Harrison Bergeron written by Kurt Vonnegut is trying to tell his readers that equality is not always good. Equality is meant that everyone is happy and no one is better than the other, but in the story it is the complete opposite when it comes to equality. Vonnegut writes this story based off of his point of view about the government and how he thought that the government was in control of its citizens. Vonnegut was a radical who thought that the government should not interfere with people’s lives. This story is set in the year 2081 where the government makes its citizens equal by torturing them by either using brutal force for law breakers or physically or mentally making the people weaker to fit with the society. Force is not a way to rule over people to bring equality rather it should be done among the people itself and settle the differences to be equal. Vonnegut’s provides many themes in this story, but it mainly focuses on equality where people have to suffer to be equal with others. George and Hazel Bergeron get their son taken away from them because he was such a remarkable human being. George is already equal to the rest of the society because he has to wear weights for his neck and has a mental handicap radio which transmits shorts bursts of noises if he thinks about something too intelligent. This just shows one character that had to wear weights around necks and have a handicap radio, where there were the rest of the citizens who were suffering…

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