Harrison Bergeron Themes

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CONTENTS

1. LIST OF CHARACTERS

2. PLOT OVERVIEW

3. ANALYSIS OF THE STORY

4.MAJOR THEMES

5. POLITICAL AND SOCIAL CRITICISMS

6. HUMOR

7.CONCLUSION

8. BIBLIOGRAPHY

INTRODUCTION

LIST OF CHARACTERS

1. HARRISON BERGERON

Harrison Bergeron was the 14 year old son of George and Hazel Bergeron. Harrison was a very strong and handsome man. The Government had forced him to wear huge earphones which would create loud noises and would prevent him from thinking. He wore glasses through which his sight was not clear. He had black caps of teeth and a ball on the nose. The aim behind the Government doing this was because Harrison was not an average human being. He was a genius and an athlete . Harrison was so extraordinary that
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The amendment aims to make everyone equal. In cases where a person is above average he is provided with hindrances by the Government to supress his abilities in order to make everyone equal. The hindrances provided by the government are heavy birdshots, masks to cover their beauty, a handicap radio in the ear which would play loud noises for every twenty seconds and would hinder any new idea or thought coming in the mind of a person above average level . Harrison Bergeron was the son of George Bergeron and Hazel Bergeron. He was an athlete. He had quite extraordinary skills and was very handsome owing to which the Handicapper General Diana Moon Glampers ordered him to be handicapped. He was sent to prison because he was considered a threat to society. George and Hazel were watching the ballerinas dancing on the television. The ballerinas were carrying heavy weights and their faces were covered with masks. Since George too is extraordinary he was supposed to wear a handicap radio in his ear when he got the thought that the ballerinas should not be handicapped his idea was interrupted by the loud noises made by the radio for every twenty seconds. Hazel on the other hand was an average individual so she did not use any mental or physical handicap. She always felt pity for her husband that he had to carry heavy weights. She wanted him to relieve his burden by resting his weights. But George refused by stating that laws were made to follow them and if one does not follow them society would become competitive. The dance program was interrupted by an announcement. The announcement was that Harrison had escaped from the prison. In no time Harrison was present at the television broadcasting station. He took off his mask and encouraged the young ballerina to throw her handicaps and dance with him. They both danced gracefully and

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