What is the main theme in Harrison Bergeron?
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Simply so, how do the different handicaps contribute to the theme of the story?
They illustrate how much must be done to make the most unique and talented individuals conform. They stress how the work towards achieving total equality won't be easy or pleasant.
Likewise, what is the moral of Harrison Bergeron? The moral of Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron" is that forced equality--"It was the year of 2018 and everyone was finally equal"--is not truly equality; it is forced mediocrity. For, in order to place everyone upon an level plane, the brillant, the creative, the talented must be suppressed.
Furthermore, what is Vonnegut's message in Harrison Bergeron?
The underlying message throughout the short story "Harrison Bergeron" concerns the dangers of total equality. In Vonnegut's dystopian America, the government has amended the Constitution to make every citizen entirely equal in virtually every aspect of life.
What is the symbolism of the story Harrison Bergeron?
Harrison Bergeron is the symbol of a new society, of the way it should be. He achieves impossible heights (literally) when he is free from his handicaps, much like society as a whole would if its handicaps were removed. Harrison Bergeron is also very virile.