Kurt Vonnegut's Short Stories

6. What is the significance of the dance that Harrison performs with the ballerina? How does the style in which the story is written change in this passage?

“Harrison Bergeron” – Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. Reading Questions

Harrison Bergeron: Completely Equal

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This is similar to your last question. Dance is all about freedom and personal expression. Dance is the antithesis of what the state and Diana Moon Glampers demand of the population. Harrison Bergeron is able to vividly show the world what is possible when forced conformity is literally ripped away. The style of the passage is full of grandeur and elegance. The sentence structure and diction are more elaborate than the simple, almost robotic-like, descriptions of regular society. The wording of dance scene matches the beautiful spectacle that people are experiencing.