K. Coffman 2017 6th period (Harrison Bergeron (Plot (Their son Harrison…
K. Coffman 2017 6th period
Loss of human connection can lead to mental instability.
Manipulation, because the children tricked their parents.
Being dependent and not having a purpose will cause problems.
Having lots of time and technology will not fufill your life.
There was no real human connection in the family.
Plot (7 Points)
George and Lydia reflect on how their living their lives and raising their children.
George wants to shut down the house and close the nursery.
The psychologist was suppose to help the children.
The children beg to go into the nursery where their imagination runs free one last time.
The children tried to deny africa and didn't have a good connection with their family.
The children lock up the parents and they are killed by lions so the kids can get what they want.
The parents notice the childrens reactions.
Their son Harrison tried to overthrow the government and he was put into jail.
While, George and Hazel were watching tv, they found out he had escaped.
It was considered "unfair" to be too stronger or smarter.
He busted through the doors during the performance and took off all of his extra materials. He then freed the musicians from theirs and danced around with a beautiful ballerina.
They took away everyone's advantages and made them average.
Then the Handicapper General came in and killed both of the two. George and Hazel watched and she cried. Then, only a little later she had forgotten why she was sad.
George and Hazel Harrison lived in a world where EVERYONE WAS EQUAL.
Performance room (on tv)
The Bergerson's house
Being equal in this society takes away peoples advantages and allows no progress.
Being average does not allow improvement.
Is fairness really fair?
Problem with individual vs society (good of many vs good of the few)
Authority and who decides what is what
The surreal nature of modern life and how tv complicates this
Television Program Announcer
Satire-the use of humor, irony, exaggeration, or ridicule to expose and criticize people's stupidity or vices, particularly in the context of contemporary politics and other topical issues.
Surreal- the principles, ideals, or practice of producing fantastic or incongruous imagery or effects in art, literature, film, or theater by means of unnatural or irrational juxtapositions and combinations
Fairness-impartial and just treatment or behavior without favoritism or discrimination.
Irony-the expression of one's meaning by using language that normally signifies the opposite, typically for humorous or emphatic effect.
They're made out of meat
There are two main characters in this story that communicate.
One is trying to get the point across to the other that these foreign "things" are made out of meat
The other person didn't understand how there could be "thinking meat."
The meat tried sending signals with machines.
They discuss what they should do with the meat. They give options and give their own opinions.
They also think about just forgetting about the whole incident.
Lastly, they come to the conclusin that no one will believe the meat and they wonder what it would be like to be completely alone.
On another planet
In the future
Anything is possible
Being foreign or strange doesn't only apply to us
Story teller 1
Story teller 2