Equality versus Freedom in ‘‘Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut: A Study of Dystopian Setting

Abdol Hossein Joodaki, Hamideh Mahdiany

Abstract


This article is devoted to the analysis of one of Kurt Vonnegut’s dystopian short stories, Harrison Bergeron, through the setting analysis  focusing mainly on the use of media as a means of creating mono logical setting and discussing the dance scene as an act of escape from this mono logical setting. Kurt Vonnegut, a contemporary American novelist and short story writer, using his experiences during World War II, reflects on the post war American society especially through his satirical works about power structures. And in this short story he satirizes the forced equality in an imaginary American society.

 


Keywords


Media, Monological setting, Equality, Bakhtin, Dance.

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DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.7575/aiac.ijalel.v.2n.4p.70

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