History Literature / HarrisonBergeron

30th Oct '17 6:39:00 PM DastardlyDemolition
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* {{Deconstruction}}: This is a United States where everyone is equal. A little ''too'' equal.

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* {{Deconstruction}}: This is a United States where everyone is equal. A little ''too'' equal. Everyone is equal to the lowest common denominator with Mrs. Bergeron being easily forgetful, slow, and all around pretty weak while her husband is forced to have handicaps like headphones that play loud noises to disrupt his train of thought and glasses that give him terrible headaches while forcing his vision to be blurry.



* IndividualityIsIllegal

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* IndividualityIsIllegalIndividualityIsIllegal: Because everyone has to be equal to be yourself means to be unequal.



* TallPoppySyndrome: Deconstructed.

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* TallPoppySyndrome: Deconstructed. The "average" is extremely low as shown by Harrison's mother, most likely to how some people would be too hard to raise up and to make everyone "equal". It's easier to bring people down than it is to raise them.
4th Oct '17 7:04:39 PM infernape612
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"[[CharacterTitle Harrison Bergeron]]" is a dystopian sci-fi short story by Creator/KurtVonnegut, first published in October 1961. It is usually seen as a darkly satirical critique of forced egalitarianism, but it can also be interpreted as a StealthParody of the above, since ''both'' the forced egalitarianism ''and'' the {{Ubermensch}} who fights against it are depicted as completely over-the-top.

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"[[CharacterTitle ''[[CharacterTitle Harrison Bergeron]]" Bergeron]]'' is a dystopian sci-fi short story by Creator/KurtVonnegut, first published in October 1961. It is usually seen as a darkly satirical critique of forced egalitarianism, but it can also be interpreted as a StealthParody of the above, since ''both'' the forced egalitarianism ''and'' the {{Ubermensch}} who fights against it are depicted as completely over-the-top.
23rd Jul '17 11:48:18 PM TristanJeremiah
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* CharacterTitle



* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Harrison dies, his parents forget about him almost instantly, and nothing about their world changes.]] But the movie, at least, implies that this may not last.

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Harrison dies, his parents forget about him almost instantly, and nothing about their world changes.]] But the movie, at least, [[BittersweetEnding implies that this may not last.last]].
17th Jun '17 10:01:42 AM nombretomado
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"[[CharacterTitle Harrison Bergeron]]" is a dystopian sci-fi short story by KurtVonnegut, first published in October 1961. It is usually seen as a darkly satirical critique of forced egalitarianism, but it can also be interpreted as a StealthParody of the above, since ''both'' the forced egalitarianism ''and'' the {{Ubermensch}} who fights against it are depicted as completely over-the-top.

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"[[CharacterTitle Harrison Bergeron]]" is a dystopian sci-fi short story by KurtVonnegut, Creator/KurtVonnegut, first published in October 1961. It is usually seen as a darkly satirical critique of forced egalitarianism, but it can also be interpreted as a StealthParody of the above, since ''both'' the forced egalitarianism ''and'' the {{Ubermensch}} who fights against it are depicted as completely over-the-top.
30th Oct '16 8:57:12 PM dlchen145
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* BoomerangBigot: The handicapper general, against {{badass}}es

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* BoomerangBigot: The handicapper general, against {{badass}}esbadasses
11th Oct '16 8:38:19 AM VultusInanis
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Harrison dies and nothing changes.]] But the movie, at least, implies that this may not last.

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:Harrison dies dies, his parents forget about him almost instantly, and nothing about their world changes.]] But the movie, at least, implies that this may not last.
9th Oct '16 8:44:50 PM VultusInanis
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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:He dies and nothing changes.]] But the movie, at least, implies that this may not last.

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* DownerEnding: [[spoiler:He [[spoiler:Harrison dies and nothing changes.]] But the movie, at least, implies that this may not last.
4th Aug '16 10:06:50 AM Morgenthaler
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* StupidFuturePeople: Another deliberate dystopia example. Intellectuals are repressed for the simple reason that having some people smarter makes everyone else feel inferior.
9th Jun '16 5:33:15 PM Eagal
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"The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else." The U.S. Constitution has been amended to allow the Handicapper General to physically handicap anyone with an advantage. The story centers on George and Hazel Bergeron and their fourteen-year-old son Harrison, who has been imprisoned because he constantly outgrows his handicaps. It begins with George and Hazel watching television when breaking news announces that Harrison has escaped from prison, followed by Harrison bursting into the TV studio. He is revealed as being not just above-average, but outright superhuman. Among other things, [[spoiler:he can fly]].

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"The year was 2081, and everyone was finally equal. They weren't only equal before God and the law. They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else." The U.S. Constitution has been amended to allow the Handicapper General to physically handicap anyone with an advantage. The story centers on George and Hazel Bergeron and their fourteen-year-old son Harrison, who has been imprisoned because he constantly outgrows his handicaps. It begins with George and Hazel watching television when breaking news announces that Harrison has escaped from prison, followed by Harrison bursting into the TV studio. He is revealed as being not just above-average, but outright superhuman. Among other things, [[spoiler:he he can fly]].
fly.
24th May '16 9:41:48 AM DelShiftB
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\n----\n* YouCanSayThatAgain: At the end, where Hazel could tell that one was a doozy.
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