Analyzing Vonnegut's Harrison Bergeron

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“Harrison Bergeron” “Harrison Bergeron” is a short satirical narrative about a society in which every individual is equal, but not only by the means of the law or God but in every way possible. No citizen of Vonnegut’s futuristic civilization is stronger, smarter, nor better looking than anybody else due to the handicaps imposed on the members of this society. Vonnegut writes about the idea that if everybody in a society were to be perfectly equal by all means it would relinquish the meaning of individuality. The theme of “Harrison Bergeron” suggests that total equality is not an ideal worth striving for, as many people believe, but a mistaken goal that is dangerous in both execution and outcome. This story is set in the futuristic year

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