Harrison Bergeron

By: Nareg Dabaghian and
Jill Martin
Defining Quotes
“‘I’d think it would be real interesting hearing
all the different sounds,’ said Hazel, a little
envious. ‘All the things they think up’”
(Vonnegut 346).
Quote on page 346
This quote shows how Hazel is interested in
having a handicap tool even though she is
not eligible for one because she is
“average.” This shows that average in this
dystopia is under average during this time.
Defining Quotes
“Even as i stand here-” he bellowed,
“crippled, hobbled, sickened-i am a
greater ruler than any man who ever lived!
Now watch me become what i can
become!” (Vonnegut 350)
Quote on page 350
Harrison interrupts the ballerinas dance concert by
barging through the door. Moments before, the news
had announced that Harrison Bergeron was loose
and everybody should be careful. Harrison could
have escaped and been free for the rest of his life,
but he went on live television to get his point through,
that the government is taking advantage of people
and their god given talents, and everybody has to
open their eyes to realize this serious matter.
Defining Quotes
“‘Harrison Bergeron, age fourteen,’ she said
in a grackle squawk, ‘has just escaped
from jail, where he was held on suspicion
for plotting to overthrow the government.
He is a genius and an athlete, is underhandicapped, and should be regarded as
extremely dangerous’”(Vonnegut 348)
Quote on page 348
This quote took place when the news
broadcaster said that Harrison Bergeron,
the 14 year old, broke out of jail and
everybody should be cautious. Harrison
was highest form of the human model at
the time, and the government was very
scared that this young kid was going to
bring lots of trouble toward them.
This image shows
a dystopia represents
one of the themes
in this short story.
One theme of this
story is society is
never perfect.
This image shows
one person standing out
from the rest. Another
theme of this story is
it only takes one person
to make a difference.
Another theme in the story is
Harrison Bergeron who shows
individuality in society.
He tries to show the people that
the government is treating them