Harrison Bergeron Essay | Sweet Individualism

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Sweet Individualism

Summary: In his short story "Harrison Burgeron," Kurt Vonnegut emphasized individualism as the primary theme. Individualism fosters competition, which in turns enables competitors to strive to be better. Individualism enables one to stand apart from everyone else and achieve greatness. And individualism simply makes life interesting for all of us.
Sweet Individualism

In Kurt Vonnegut's short story "Harrison Bergeron" the main point Vonnegut tries and get across is individualism. Vonnegut makes individualism important in the story by showing that without competition no one can strive to be better, without individualism nothing really matters and that individualism makes people great and better than every one else.

Vonnegut shows that without competition no one can strive to be better than anyone else or strive to get better. If everyone is the same then they can't compete because there is nothing to compete with. George is smarter than everyone else but he is handicapped so he can not use his brains. "Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains." Since the transmitter sends out the sharp noise George can't use his intelligence. George would...

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