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Class Discussion: “Harrison Bergeron”
How has the society described in Harrison Bergeron solved (or not) the
problem of competition and unequal abilities?
What is wrong with the solution? Is equality sometimes undesirable?
What social strategies in modern society is Vonnegut making fun of?
Do you think Vonnegut's satire is fair or unfair, that is, do our efforts to level
the playing field for women and minorities address a real need, even if
somewhat ineffectively?
What, if anything, does this piece have to do with education (liberal or