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Quick Guide: Harrison Bergeron

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“Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut was first published in October 1961. It is a dystopian science fiction story. The story also presents a social satire. The story was first published in a magazine called “Fantasy and Science Fiction.”

Later on, “Harrison Bergeron” was republished in a collection titled “Welcome to the Monkey House” in the year 1968.

The author had written this story as a satire of works on authoritarian dystopias and the common views and fears of egalitarian politics. The author presents a highly imaginative dystopian society and titular character, Harrison Bergeron.

Quick Guide: Harrison Bergeron
Chapter One: Introduction
Chapter Two: Plot Overview
Chapter Three: Characters
Chapter Four: Writing Style
Chapter Five: Complete Summary
Chapter Six: Critical Analysis
Chapter Seven: Major Themes and Symbols

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