What do harrison’s words and actions reveal about his character?

What do harrison's words and actions reveal about his character?

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  1. He wants to rebel against the law and show off his superior gifts.

    Harrison is only fourteen years old, but he is already being chased by police "on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government." He is particularly talented and attractive, which is problematic in this society obsessed with equality. Therefore, Harrison has to wear more handicaps than almost anyone else. He wears thick glasses that obscure his vision, as well as giant earphones, a clown nose, blacked out teeth and weights. However, his opposition to the government and rebellious behaviour imply he disagrees with the use of handicaps and wants to show off his talents and qualities.

  2. b. He wants to rebel against the law and show off his superior gifts.

    Explanation:

    Harrison is an authoritarian man who wants everyone to submit to his will without question and to fulfill all his whims. He is a man who wants to impose his power to be superior to all, and he wants to control those who are weaker and have no power to stand up to him. Harrison wants to rebel against the law and show his superior gifts, so he calls out abusive and authoritative phrases like the ones shown in the question above.

  3. The correct answer to the question: What do Harrison´s words and actions reveal about his character, would be, B: He wants to rebel against the law and show off his superior gifts.

    Explanation:

    Harrison Bergeron" is a science fiction, dystopian short story that was written by author Kurt Vonnegut, and it was first published in 1961. The story is set in the year 2081, when the U.S Constitution, through several Amendments has ordered that all citizens must be alike, all must have the same abilities, physical aspects, and capabilitie as the others, thus reaching absolute, and real, equality. In order to achieve this, the government takes steps to ensure that no one is more beautiful, better physically endowed, or better prepared, than the others. However, Harrison, son of George and Hazel Bergeron, has been born athletic, beautiful, tall and very intelligent, and he refuses to adapt to society´s impositions, for which he is taken to prison. When Harrison gets out of jail, he goes to a T.V station where he takes over for a moment and declares himself Emperor, and a ballerina, his Empress. He takes off his handicaps and those of the ballerina, and in this excerpt, he tries to take control of the stituation, take over power, and show the world that it is BECAUSE of his superior circumstances that he can have the power. This is a clear intent by Harrison to rebel against what has been the standard until then, oppose it and show that his superior conditions make him the best, and most appropriate, to rule.

  4. Option b. Harrison's words and actions reveal that he wants to rebel against the law and show off his superior gifts.

    Explanation:

    Written by Kurt Vonnegut, "Harrison Bergeron" is a satirical science-fiction short story that tells the story of a young boy who is being chased by the government and police, for allegedly plotting to overthrow the government.

    Harrison's words from the excerpt show how, at his young age of 14 years old, he is well aware of his many "gifts", being intelligent and beautiful, and even after the fact that the government's rules have made him a cripple and a handicap, he wants to rebel against the laws and become known by everyone for who he really is.

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