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Harrison Bergeron

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Kyle Stanga

on 1 October 2012

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Transcript of Harrison Bergeron

Born in 1922 in Indianapolis.
He also wrote his first novel in 1951.


Published 1961 By: Kurt Vonnegut THE YEAR WAS 2081, and everybody was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else. All this equality was due to the 211th, 212th, and 213th Amendments to the Constitution, and to the unceasing vigilance of agents of the United States Handicapper General.

1. Everybody equal. 2. Nobody was smarter.
3. Over 200 amendments. 4. None stronger or quicker.

Everyone is actually different. Harrison Bergeron Examples of Satire A great example of satire for Harrison Bergeron would be the fact that nobody is the same and in this story they are forced to be the same. Another great example of how satire is expressed in Harrison Bergeron is in the way that the laws are enforced very strictly where as laws in the real world are not enforced the way that they should be. An example of satire from the story is from the story in quotes... "I am the Emperor!" cried Harrison. "Do you hear? I am the Emperor! Everybody must do what I say at once!" He stamped his foot and the studio shook. This is an example of satire because he is becoming unreal. The final example of Harrison Bergeron would be in the quotes... "Harrison Bergeron, age fourteen," she said in a grackle squawk, "has just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. He is a genius and an athlete, is under-handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous." This is satire because a 14 year old can't possibly overthrow part of the government. By:
Nick Graham
&
Kyle Stanga
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