“Harrison Bergeron” Pop Quiz
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“Harrison Bergeron” Pop Quiz1. What has guaranteed equality in the story? (1) 2. At the beginning, what has happened to Harrison? (1) 3. How has the government made George and Hazel equal? (1) 4. What does Hazel say she would do if she were Handicap General? (1) 5. What is the name of the Handicap General? (1)6. What is the consequence for lessening the weight of the handicap bag? (1)7. Describe Harrison Bergeron with all of his handicaps. (2)8. What does Harrison declare on television? (1) 9. What happens to Harrison at the end? Be specific. (1)
Utopias vs. DystopiasDefinition & Characteristics
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A place, state, or condition that is ideally perfect in respect of politics, laws, customs, and conditions.
A futuristic universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through different types of control.
Dystopias make a criticism about a current trend, societal norm, or political system.
• Propaganda is used to control the citizens of society.
• Information, independent thought, and freedom are restricted.
• A figurehead or concept is worshipped by the citizens of the society.
• Citizens are under constant surveillance. • Citizens fear the outside world.
Characteristics of a Dystopian Society
Characteristics, continued…• Citizens live in a “dehumanized” state. • The natural world is banished and
distrusted. • Citizens conform to uniform expectations--
individuality is frowned upon. • The society is an illusion of a perfect utopian
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