Harrison Bergeron

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Kurt Vonnegut Jr.’s Too Equal Society The society that the story “Harrison Bergeron” portrays, is one with no passion, no spirit, merely one with no individuality. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. does a great job in satirizing the American political system. Stanley Schatt notices this in his biography of Vonnegut, where he states that Vonnegut writes “political fables that satirize the American political and this country’s relationship with both China and the Soviet Union”(133). The …

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…worse the world became like this there would be no advancement, no excitement, honestly no point in living anymore. By satirizing a country like this, Vonnegut shows us that this is not where we want to be. Works Cited Schatt, Stanley. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Boston: G.K. Hall & Co., 1976. Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. “Harrison Bergeron”. The Short Story and Its Writers: An Intro to Short Fiction, Fifth Edition. Ed. Ann Charters. Boston: Bedford/St. Martins, 1999. 1332-1335.