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Harrison Bergeron. By Carl, Kou, Sushma. Author . Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) Wrote science fiction books First novel was published in 1952 Wrote “Harrison Bergeron” in 1961. Plot Summary. 2081 Government enforces physically equality with handicaps.

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harrison bergeron

Harrison Bergeron

By Carl, Kou, Sushma

author
Author
  • Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007)
    • Wrote science fiction books
    • First novel was published in 1952
    • Wrote “Harrison Bergeron” in 1961
plot summary
Plot Summary
  • 2081 Government enforces physically equality with handicaps.
  • The story is told through the parents of Harrison watching TV in their home.
  • The story is about their son who is in jail and how he break out and declared his freedom and shot down by authorities
theme
Theme
  • Dangers of the ideal of equality
    • the story relate to Communism
    • In the story everyone is equal but they have no freedom
characters
Characters
  • Harrison Bergeron
    • Strong, Smart, and Handsome
  • George and Hazel
    • Parents of Harrison, George is smart and Strong and Hazel is average
  • Diana Moon Glampers
setting
Setting
  • In 2081 , United States, in George and Hazel’s home watching T.V
tone and style
Tone and Style
  • We feel sorry for the citizens of the government
    • Caricature, exaggerated
symbol
Symbol
  • Glampers symbol a dictator
  • Parents symbolize brain washed
  • Harrison Bergeron symbolized uprising or rebellion