Kurt Vonnegut's Short Stories

Harrison Bergeron

What point of view is this story told from? Explain how you know?

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This story is told from the third-person objective point of view. The narrator speaks as to what he/she sees, and we are unaware of the thoughts of the main characters.

Harrison Bergeron is not told from the 3rd person objective point of view. The narrator clearly articulates what Geoge is thinking on more than one occasion. First we learn that he was thinking about his son, Harrison, when his thoughts were interrupted by one of the many mind-blowing sounds going on in his head. He later considers whether or not the ballerinas should be handicapped. So, clearly, the story is told from the 3rd person, limited omniscient perspective.