Criticism Of Kurt Vonnegut

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The world used to be divided by an imaginary line, consolidating morals, roles, and people. Kurt Vonnegut, an author of the twentieth and twenty-first century, wrote over thirty pieces. These ranged from children’s stories to newspaper articles, and the impact of the writings left him known as an honored author within the literary world. Kurt originated from a wealthy family, but the trials of the time period initiated shifts in plans and goals that later influenced his writing career, and through his stories, both non-fiction and fiction alike, he laid out his perception on contemporary subjects in the form of satirical science fiction journeys. Born on November 11, 1922 in Indianapolis, Indiana, Kurt Vonnegut Jr. was the third and youngest …show more content…
Carl crowned Vonnegut “a master of satire” because of the effective usage of making “his characters say things in understated ways,” which allowed readers to easily comprehend the characters’ complex feelings (Mowery 178). It was verified through the short and simple but authentic conversations between George and Hazel and the description of the sound that interrupted the thought processes of George. Vonnegut expressed the noise “like somebody hitting a milk bottle with a ball peen hammer,” (Vonnegut 23). The picture that was created for the reader permitted him or her to imagine a similar beep that George felt. Another facet that stood out to Carl was the consequence of the young Bergeron. Harrison could not handle being dumbed down to the perceived “normal” level; therefore he broke free from captivity but ended up shot down by higher officials. Carl saw that the boy’s advantages as an attractive, athletic, intelligent individual were not successfully suppressed and caused his rash reaction. The critic concluded that the intention of the book and Vonnegut was to show that “even the most oppressive rule cannot totally stifle excellence and individuality” (Mowery 179). The critics provided valid observations of Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron.” They both agreed on the heavy usage of satire, and the two perspectives were accurate in defining the true implications of government in the short story and how it can affect reality. Kurt’s contributions to the literary world united readers and exposed them to current problems in a genius manner. The combination of four literary genres created masterpieces. Readers were encouraged to think deeply and see the humor, although exaggerated, in the world around

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