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Sunday, October 17, 2010

"Harrison Bergeron" Comparison

"Harrison Bergeron"
By: Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.


This picture reminds me of the message given in the story "Harrison Bergeron" written by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. because the one zebra in the picture is different then all the others just by the way he decides to stand. The writer was trying to portray the message that everyone being treated the same way isn't always the right way. In the story "Harrison Bergeron", George, one of the main characters, was forced to act like everybody else. In order for him to do so he was given a buzzer that goes off in his head whenever he has many ideas to scramble his brain, that way he is not given the opportunity to have a long brainstorming period. Unlike the zebra in the photo, George was not allowed to be different. If standing backwards satisfies the zebra, then he should be given the chance to do what ever pleases him. If thinking intelligently pleases George, he should be allowed to do so.

Everyone should be given the right to be themselves, no matter what the circumstances are.