Harrison Bergeron by Kurt VonnegutIt is the year 2081. Because of Amendments 211, 212, and 213 to the Constitution, every American is fully equal, meaning that no one is stupider, uglier, weaker, or slower than anyone else. The Handicapper General and a team of agents ensure that the laws of equality are enforced.
One April, fourteen-year-old Harrison Bergeron is taken away from his parents, George and Hazel, by the government.
"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut
When Harrison Bergeron breaks the chains of government oppression, he dies for his failed cause. He dies because he chooses not to conform to the rest of his oppressive society. His parents, George and. In Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. These handicaps included wearing weights around the neck, wearing a mask to cover beauty, and having a device in the ear so thinking could not be overdone. An impartial society: Utopia or Hell? What would happen to the world if the people were literally equal in every aspect of their lives?
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Nothing seek, nothing find. Describe the state of the U. What type of Dystopian Control is employed in Harrison Bergeron? Bureaucratic control. Consider the characters of George and Hazel. How does George seem to feel about his handicaps? He feels winced and uncomfortable.