The Importance Of Individuality In Harrison Bergeron By Kurt Vonnegut

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Fiction “Harrison Bergeron” Kurt Vonnegut story of “Harrison Bergeron” showed the importance of individuality within people. In the story you have people who are even slightly different are forced to wear things that make them act and look like everyone else around them and then you have one person that embraces their individuality. There are people called the handicapper general who enforce all the rules and you see what happens when someone breaks those rules, Harrison Bergeron breaks out of prison and tries to take over and get people to change their mind about all these things they wear but he is shot down trying to be different. Kurt Vonnegut’s writing in “Harrison Bergeron” showing the importance of how individuality is important …show more content…
Kurt Vonnegut calls them the “Handicapper General” (230). They are the police force in the story. They enforce the rules. In one scene they make sure that everyone doesn 't break the rules at all. Kurt Vonnegut uses the “Handicapper General” as a form of representation of the society today. How they make whoever is different, or trying to be an individual they make them all the same. The character Harrison shows the reader what it is like to be an individual. By using the different means of weights, and chains, I think he is saying how society makes everyone try to be the …show more content…
I was told I couldn 't change my hair color, get piercings, or wear colorful things with my uniform. They would enforce the rules, by giving referrals, taking away things such as Senior Lunch, or detention. I broke them many times even with the though of loosing senior lunch because of the fact I thought there rules of making us all act, and being the same as everyone else was not okay. The school was trying to force us to not express us and make us as they wanted. They tried to keep us from changing our hair, and be likely everyone else. It didn 't work out and we revolted, we as a group decided to all change our hair colors, some of us got piercing. The school couldn 't do anything because there was so many of us, they eventually made it so you could have many piercings and changing hair colors. Kurt Vonnegut wrote in his story represents what society is doing in everyday life. People make everyone the same and no one can stand out or be different. The story showed the importance of individuality in the world. Kurt Vonnegut also shows how easy it is to be different and then the world wanting to make you all the same. “Harrison Bergeron” shows the importance of individuality and what it would be like if we weren 't allowed to showcase it, and was restricted to becoming all like the same

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