Group work on "Harrison Bergeron"Note: If you were not in class for this group exercise, please complete it as a written exercise and turn it in as soon as you can.

Group work on "Harrison Bergeron"

Break up into small groups (4-6). Delegate one or more members of your group to (1) prepare a summary of your group's discussion and (2) make a list of your group's members.

1. Suppose the characters in "Harrison Bergeron" each represent someone or something. Make a list of the characters and who/what they may represent.

2. Are there any truly heroic or great people in "Harrison Bergeron"--Why or why not? If you found any, who were they and why?

3. Do you think there is a "moral to the story"--Why or why not? If your group found one (or more) what is it (or what are they)?

4. What is the experienced truth of "Harrison Bergeron"?--what kind of real experience(s) does it express?

5. Why do you think Vonnegut wrote this story?

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