History Literature / HarrisonBergeron

19th Aug '15 8:13:48 AM gaimanite.pkat
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* InformedAbility: Harrison is supposed to be a genius. But what he actually ''does'' isn't smart at all: he breaks into a TV studio, declares himself to be Emperor, picks a dancer to be his empress and dances with her [[spoiler:until the Handicapper General arrives and shoots them both.]]

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* InformedAbility: Harrison is supposed to be a genius. But what he actually ''does'' isn't smart at all: he breaks into a TV studio, declares himself to be Emperor, picks a dancer to be his empress and dances with her [[spoiler:until the Handicapper General arrives and shoots them both.]]]] Though the psychological damage of imprisonment could have had an impact.
5th Mar '15 2:31:45 PM Eegah
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* DumbBlonde: Hazel has perfectly average intelligence and doesn't need any mental handicaps, which translates to this.
12th Jan '15 12:44:05 PM randomsurfer
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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: He dies and nothing changes.]] But the movie, at least, implies that this may not last.

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* [[spoiler: DownerEnding: He [[spoiler:He dies and nothing changes.]] But the movie, at least, implies that this may not last.
20th Dec '14 7:53:08 AM Katherine
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* RevealingCoverUp: The handicaps used are both visible and proportional to a person's abilities, which ironically makes exceptional people ''more'' obvious.
-->She must have been extraordinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous. And it was easy to see that she was the strongest and most graceful of all the dancers, for her handicap bags were as big as those worn by two-hundred pound men.
12th Sep '14 1:51:46 AM Aquila89
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* GeniusBruiser

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* GeniusBruiserGeniusBruiser: Harrison, supposedly.



* InformedAbility: Harrison is supposed to be a genius. But what he actually ''does'' isn't smart at all: he breaks into a TV studio, declares himself to be Emperor, picks a dancer to be his empress and dances with her [[spoiler:until the Handicapper General arrives and shoots them both.]]



* [[spoiler: ShootTheShaggyDog]] [[spoiler: It turns out, Harrison [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim isn't bulletproof]]. And the government inadvertently wipes his death from his parent's memories.]]

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* [[spoiler: ShootTheShaggyDog]] ShootTheShaggyDog [[spoiler: It turns out, Harrison [[WhyDontYaJustShootHim isn't bulletproof]]. And the government inadvertently wipes his death from his parent's memories.]]
27th Mar '14 10:31:48 PM LeighSabio
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* BoomerangBigot: The handicapper general, against {{badass}}es
2nd Jan '14 7:29:08 AM jkp1187
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** As a noted anti-authoritarian, it's obvious that a character who proclaims himself ruler and emperor is not meant to be heroic.
13th Dec '13 11:43:20 AM LadyPhantomhive
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* CrapsaccharineWorld, if you are average
* CrapsackWorld, if you are not - and neither Harrison nor Philippa weren't.

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* CrapsaccharineWorld, CrapsaccharineWorld: if you are average
average.
* CrapsackWorld, CrapsackWorld: if you are not - and neither Harrison nor Philippa weren't.were.
8th Jul '13 9:26:38 PM JIKTV
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* StealthParody: In certain circles, the book has been interpreted as a grossly over-the-top satire of ''Literature/{{Anthem}}'' and similar collectivist dystopias (and the individualist heroes that transcend them), or of Cold War-era American conceptions of egalitarian social goals. Used to support this is the argument that the society depicted in the story is a StrawDystopia based on flagrant misunderstandings of the goals of socialism. Vonnegut himself is not known to have publicly taken this position; as both a socialist and a noted anti-authoritarian, however, his politics could support either interpretation.

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* StealthParody: In certain circles, the book has been interpreted as a grossly over-the-top satire of ''Literature/{{Anthem}}'' and similar collectivist dystopias (and the individualist heroes that transcend them), or of Cold War-era American conceptions of egalitarian social goals. Used to support this is the argument that the society depicted in the story is a StrawDystopia [[MarySuetopia Straw Dystopia]] based on flagrant misunderstandings of the goals of socialism. Vonnegut himself is not known to have publicly taken this position; as both a socialist and a noted anti-authoritarian, however, his politics could support either interpretation.
25th May '13 2:25:34 PM StarSword
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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, 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 {{Ubermensch}} who fights against it are depicted as completely over-the-top.
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