Justin Garrett Mr.

Neuburger Eng 102-102 23 September 2011 Single Paragraph Essay Harrison Bergeron In the Story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. The government tries to take control of the people and make everyone equal. Making everyone be equal takes away from their quality of life. People would have to wear all sorts of handicaps to make them weaker, less smart or ugly. They would put masks on to make them uglier, handicaps in their ears to mess up their train of thought and weighted bags around them to make them weaker. People really don’t like having these things around all the time. Hazel told George, “If there was just some way we could just make a little hole in the bottom of the bag, and just take out a few of them lead balls. Just a few” (Pg. 205). So many people did not like what was going on, but they were brainwashed thinking that the competition in the world was a bad thing, calling it the dark ages before they had them. “And pretty soon we’d be right back to the dark ages again, with everybody competing with everybody else” (Pg. 205). Harrison ended up taking all of his handicaps off and some of the peoples around them, and they all ended up being shot just for having their handicap off. This is taking from the quality of life.

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Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. “Harrison Bergeron.” Power of Language: Language of Power. New York: Pearson, 2009. 20309. Print.