Harrison Bergeron By Kurt Vonnegut Essay

1153 Words Sep 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Harrison Bergeron written by Kurt Vonnegut and is one of the most recent books that I have read. Harrison Bergeron is a dark book, but I believe the message it gave me was enlightening. It was a suspenseful book that entertains you throughout. The theme that I took from it is that you should never allow yourself to be oppressed by your leaders or anyone of that matter; instead you should fight against your oppressor. Harrison Bergeron fought for his beliefs and died happily, even though his work did not help progress society much. The way Harrison died to the Handicapper General might seem like a tragic thing to many, I happen to find light in it. Although his death was gruesome, I believe he died peacefully because he unlocked his and helped unlock others true potential. He fought for what he believed in and he died with a noble cost, which is what I believe the author wants us to take from this story. To elaborate more on my claim, I am going to use three keys parts that I believe the message is being taught in.
When Harrison was arrested for removing his handicaps and took away from his parents it showed that he already did not like being oppressed; however he lived like that for a while because he was scared of the consequences he would face for removing them. Once he was imprisoned he was humiliated for trying to rebel against his oppressors, they forced him to wear silly handicaps “Scrap metal was hung all over him. Ordinarily, there was a certain symmetry, a military…

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