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    Benjamin Harrison Legacy

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    Name: Carly Dutcher Date: March 28, 2017 Research Paper Scaffold Research Question: Who is my president and what is his legacy? Hook: Benjamin Harrison was the third president who lost the popular vote, but won through the electoral college. This makes us question, was Benjamin Harrison the man who deserved to win? Does he deserve the legacy he has? Research Review: Find three articles or sources about your topic and list the relevant facts from each one. 1. According to Histroy.com writers in 2009, the main idea about this subject is how Benjamin Harrison lead his way to the White House, and how his life influced that choice. List facts from the source that support this idea 1. Benjamin Harrison was born in 1833 on a farm in Ohio to John…

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    Short stories and novels are notorious for having an underlying meaning and authors will put their own convictions, biases, and views within these works to show how they feel about a particular subject or issue. The author creates an environment filled with irony, double meanings, symbols, etc. to convey a certain message through the story; the author will be ambiguous and use parallels to determine how the story will interact with his personal convictions. Kurt Vonnegut portrays his views…

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    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…

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    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…

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    Kurt Vonnegut 's short story Harrison Bergeron is a satirical sci-fi story about the dim side of a perfectly equal American culture. Vonnegut 's decision of "uniformities" is vital to the story 's importance by concentrating on the subjective sorts of balance and downplaying the goal ones, he ridicules not the perfection of fairness itself, but rather the American culture 's defective idea of equality. Can an equivalent society genuinely exist? The story, Harrison Bergeron gives one point of…

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    Nobody likes to follow the rules, but following them too blindly can detrimental. Too bad the citizens in Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery” and Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” can’t seem to realize this. In Shirley Jackson’s “The Lottery”, an old village holds an annual ritualistic “lottery” that takes place to limit the population size by means of stoning the “lucky winner” to death. Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” is satirical dystopian short story set in a futuristic society where its…

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    history. Citizens in 1984 were being controlled by the government. The citizens were not able to make their own decisions. In “Harrison Bergeron” citizens were only able to feel emotions in a way. “Hazel cries about the death of her son, but after a very short amount of time, she can 't remember what she was crying for” (4 Vonnegut ) .Hazel has a low level of intelligence, And others who have a bit of a better intelligence can 't dwell on emotions because of their handicap. In a…

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    Kurt Vonnegut Analysis

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    Kurt Vonnegut’s attitude towards equality and the government controlling society is that he is angry with it and wants it to stop. Vonnegut’s use of diction helped prove his point. Vonnegut could have used flinch, grimace, or blanch but he used wince. The ear radios in the people’s ears are causing people to wince in pain. Wince sounds more associated with pain rather than the other words. Some people might say that wince doesn’t mean more pain than a flinch or grimace. True but when reading the…

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    What Defines America

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    talented handicapped. To be equal should not mean to be the same. Some people are born with extraordinary gifts, while others are not. The government is not god, the government should not have the power to give and take natural ability. As Americans we desperately seek to become the perfect, equal country. To achieve this will damage humanity. It is unnatural for human beings to distribute power and wealth completely equally. Only by literally handicapping the brightest and best Americans can…

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    Vonnegut may have been influenced by the Cold War and America’s rising fear of communism, and one can make the argument that Harrison Bergeron is a piece of anti-communist propaganda cautioning against socialism in the United States. However, a stronger argument can be made for almost the exact opposite idea. The short story is a satire that mocks America’s irrational fear of socialism. The comic details that Vonnegut adds creates an environment where nothing can be taken seriously. If we take…

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