Harrison Bergeron Review Game
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Describe George and Hazel. Who are they and what are they doing throughout the entire story?
George and Hazel are Harrison Bergeron's parents. Throughout the entire story, they are at home watching the events of the story on the television.
Describe Harrison Bergeron. Why is he taken away in the beginning of the story?
Harrison Bergeron is the protagonist of the story. He is taken away because he is too smart, too handsome, and too athletic.
What is the climax of the story?
The climax (turning point) of the story is when Harrison Bergeron breaks out of prison and speaks to everyone through the television. He explains that he is the "emperor" now and that they must do what he says.
When does this story take place and how is this story a dystopian story?
This story takes place in the year 2081 which is in the future. This story is an example of a dystopian story because it imagines a world that seems like it would be perfect but is not actually perfect at all.
Name one symbol from the story and describe what it means in the story "Harrison Bergeron"
- Television - Masks - Weights - Noises
What are some of the noises that George hears throughout the story? Which noise is an example of foreshadowing?
George hears a glass bottle being shattered by a hammer, a twenty-one gun salute, a car accident, and a siren. The twenty-one gun salute foreshadows, or predicts, Harrison's death at the end of the story.
What does Vonnegut try to say about total equality in society? Does it work? Why or why not?
Vonnegut is trying to say that total equality, while seeming to be okay, still has issues and can still be unfair to some people. The story shows that it does not always work well because even when they try to make people equal they still remain unequal.
Who is Diana Moon Clampers? Who does she represent in the story?
Diana Moon Clampers is the antagonist or bad character in the story. She represents an oppressive ruler because she works as the handicapper general who is in charge of keeping everyone equal.
Why is it ironic that they give beautiful people ugly masks to wear? Do they help to keep everyone equal? Why or why not?
It is ironic because the more beautiful you are the uglier the mask is that you have to wear. This still is not equal because people would be able to tell if you were handsome or ugly depending on how scary your mask looks.
How do George and Hazel react after seeing Harrison on the television at the end of the story? What kind of mood does this scene create?
George misses his son dying on the television because he is grabbing a drink from the kitchen and after seeing it Hazel cries but she does not remember why. The television also burns out after this event. This ends the story on a creepy feeling because it seems that they don't have any feelings for what has happened even though their son has just died and the television cuts out which shows that they saw something that the government believes they should not have,
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