Kurt Vonnegut's Short Stories

what is the theme of Harrison Bergeron?

the central and main theme

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The danger of total equality is the central theme to this story. This is a dystopic society where individual freedom and expression is sacrificed for conformity and perceived social harmony. This is a society where individual conflicts are non-existent because people have stopped competing with each other. The result is a stagnant expressionless society where universal mediocrity is valued above all.