In our society, is everyone equal in every way?
Should everyone be equal? Explain your views.
How might the government make everyone absolutely equal?
the society . . .
What is the function of the Handicapper General?
Is she equal to everyone else?
What kind of intelligence does Hazel have?
Would she be considered "perfectly average" in our society? Explain.
Why is George wearing a handicap radio? Is it conceivable that a
person could wear such a radio without going insane or rebelling?
Why do all the announcers have speech impediments?
Is Harrison the hero of this story?
Is Diana Moon Glampers the heroine? Explain.
How do Harrison's parents react to his death?
What does their reaction tell us about that society?
Is there any humour in this story?
If so, quote one example and explain why it is humourous.
What is the theme of the story?
extension . . .
In such a society, what would happen to art and science? Why?
What would happen to the concept of individualism?
Download, print, and read the document (U3L1) which outlines how to
create a found poem, illustrate it with a collage, and deconstruct both
pieces of text. Examples are included.
Use the instructions and examples contained in the Word document
as a guide as you work through the following assignment.
Step 1: Create a found poem on the story of "Harrison Bergeron".
Step 2: Create a collage which will illustrate the found poem.
Step 3: Deconstruct the poem and collage.