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									“Harrison Bergeron” Discussion Questions

Please bring your answers to class on Monday.

   1. Based on the story, do you think “equality” and “sameness” are the same things?

   2. Why do you think Vonnegut chose such ridiculous technology (weights and ear
      radios) to show an attempt at equality?

   3. Based on the following quotes, what might Vonnegut be saying about “equality”
      as it is presented in the story.

       “George was toying with the vague notion that maybe dancers shouldn’t be
       handicapped. But he didn’t get very far with it before another noise in his ear
       radio scattered his thoughts.”

       “His thoughts fled in panic, like bandits from a burglar alarm.”

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