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Neuburger ENG 102-102 8 February 2012 Essay Summary Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. explains in Harrison Bergeron how everyone is equal and people are forced to use handicaps by the government. Through Harrison Bergeron, Vonnegut expresses how people should never conform to society and that people should stand up for what is right. People should never conform to society because then we would all be the exact same. It is a blessing for those to have above average intelligence. George has to wear a little handicapped radio issued by the government because his intelligence is way above normal. Vonnegut writes, Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains (294). First off, not having full control of your brain, you would not even be able to stand up for yourself. So, when Harrison decides to finally break free and become who he is he says, Even as I stand hereI am a greater ruler than any man who ever lived. Now watch me become what I can become (297). When dancing with the beautiful dancer they defy gravity and show what is capable when speaking their minds. Governments should never intervene and control the minds of society. Word Count209 Vonnegut Jr., Kurt. "Harrison Bergeron." Power of Language-Language of Power Second Custom Edition for Ozarks Technical Community College. Boston: Pearson Learning Solutions, 2011. 293-99. Print.