Kurt Vonnegut's Short Stories

Harrison Bergerson

What do you make of Harrison Bergeron himself? Does he represent the American dream to "be all you can be"?

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Harrison would be the ultimate rebel, as the American Dream is quite obviously missing from this novel. This novel isn't about the American Dream, it is about the rebellion against sameness and embracing individualism.... it's about what happens when everyone is forced to be the same.

The American Dream is something Harrison desires, but I don't think it is portrayed as such. The American Dream is attained by implementing hard work to become the best you can be.... whether that means you're a rocket scientist, a lawyer, professional athlete, or a dog walker.