Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.

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Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. In the short story "Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut I perceive the theme to be the importance of individuality, and a need for individual difference for fear of losing our humanity when nowadays equality for all is an issue. In many aspects, equality must be striven for. People have always been different and will always tend to remain that way. Individualism is a doctrine and marks the differences between …

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…threat to the system and the society. Everything returns to normal after that, including George and Hazel, his parents. They were not allowed to think, the handicap signal would take care of that. In my opinion the author, Kurt Vonnegut tries to warn us about the dangers of equality and uniformity. We can lose our humanity and individuality if we strive for too much equality and become a society like that presented in “Harrison Bergeron”.