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  1. Harrison Bergeron By Carl, Kou, Sushma

  2. Author • Kurt Vonnegut (1922-2007) • Wrote science fiction books • First novel was published in 1952 • Wrote “Harrison Bergeron” in 1961

  3. 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

  4. Theme • Dangers of the ideal of equality • the story relate to Communism • In the story everyone is equal but they have no freedom

  5. 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

  6. Setting • In 2081 , United States, in George and Hazel’s home watching T.V

  7. Tone and Style • We feel sorry for the citizens of the government • Caricature, exaggerated

  8. Symbol • Glampers symbol a dictator • Parents symbolize brain washed • Harrison Bergeron symbolized uprising or rebellion