Analysis Of The Book ' Harrison Bergeron ' By Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

1165 Words Sep 22nd, 2015 5 Pages
Starting with the first sentence, the story Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. already relates to today’s societal issues with equality, stating that it is now the future and equality has been met. Vonnegut starts off the sentence saying “The year was 2081, and everybody was finally equal,” and I instantly began to think of today’s society and how almost every day the issue of equality is brought up, whether it be with feminism, gay marriage, etc. He then begins to explain what is so equal amongst everybody. In the 4th sentence he states, “Nobody was smarter than anybody else,” and then continues saying, “nobody was better looking than anybody else, and nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.” After reading these sentences, it made me want to know what they were doing in order to make equality possible.
Beginning with the second paragraph, Bergeron explains how although everything was “equal” some things about living still were not quite right. I have an opinion that equality is impossible to ever have, and that perfection can never be met. That statement that Bergeron says made my opinion even stronger. Then in the next paragraph he begins to explain the story of Hazel and George. He states that Hazel has an average intelligence making her unable to think about anything except for in short bursts. This sentence made me really question how they measure whether someone has average intelligence or is more advanced with their knowledge. Who is in charge of…

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