Kurt Vonnegut's Short Stories


  1. ^ "How does Vonnegut use irony and satire in "Harrison Bergeron"? - Homework Help - eNotes.com". enotes.com. eNotes. 15 July 2011. Retrieved 2 June 2015. "Harrison Bergeron" is structured as satire to offer a critique on people's claims that we should all be equal. Through the story, Vonnegut questions the assumed benefits of having a truly equal society. Throughout the story, ironic situations work in the service of developing the story's theme. For example, Harrison is an extraordinary person: he is physically attractive and strong, he is incredibly intelligent, and he is talented. As a result, he is forced to wear a series of handicaps to make him "equal" to those who are different from him. Ironically, Harrison is able to break free of those handicaps and still be the person who he really is. 
  2. ^ Hattenhauer, Darryl (Fall 1998). "The Politics of Kurt Vonnegut's "Harrison Bergeron"" (requires registration). Studies in Short Fiction 35 (4). 
  3. ^ Khawaja, Zainab (2011): Socialism, Communism, & Harrison Bergeron.
  4. ^ Allen, William Rodney (1991): Understanding Kurt Vonnegut. Columbia: University of South Carolina Press, p. 3.
  5. ^ Harrison Bergeron at the Internet Movie Database
  6. ^ "2081" by Jow Crowe, Revolution Science Fiction, retrieved 2010-01-29
  7. ^ Rothschild, Scott (2005-05-05). "Vonnegut: Lawyers could use literary lesson". LJWorld.com. Retrieved 2009-08-06. 

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