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In Harrison Bergeron Kurt Vonnegut writes about a utopia in the year of 2081 where everyone was equal and anything that would be labeled as unusual or different would be handicapped Kurt Vonnegut talks about Harrison Bergeron an individual who rebels against this perfect society and the one who causes insubordination Would an idealistic society like that of 2081 sustain And whats Kurt Vonneguts outlook on Harrison BergeronThe narrator states Nobody was smarter than anybody else Nobody was better looking than anybody else Nobody was stronger than anybody else Vonnegut 243 In this quote Kurt Vonnegut depicts everyone in society as being physically emotionally and mentally equal and that any other attributes that are labeled as different will be disapproved of These people were required to wear handicaps provided from the handicapped General only to those who were above average intelligence beauty strength and had any other gifts to bring about an artificial equality amongst them Kurt Vonnegut expresses the thin line that lies between us being humans and the one thing that separates us is distinctiveness Its what makes us human He expresses society to be like the other societies we have today tyrannical that eventually someone would oppose to how the society works and eventually rebel like the character Harrison Bergeron rebelled Harrison Bergeron was deemed as the perfect human being and a society like that of 2081 would see these attributes as dreadful and objective He represented Individualism whereas the society represented a uniformity of equality He was seen as an antagonist in this short story and society regarded him as extremely dangerous Vonnegut 245 Kurt Vonneguts view in Harrison Bergeron is that a society like one of 2081 would never continue and that we as humans have an instinctive part of our brain that labels us as independent creatures He was also different between him and this society which is why he was shackled and outlawed from society and deemed a
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