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Harrison Bergeron

  1. 1. Harrison Bergeron 2018
  2. 2. Guided Reading <ul><li>Mark words that you would like to add to your personal word list. After reading, you can record the words and their meanings in your note books. </li></ul>
  3. 3. KEEP TRACK OF YOUR READING <ul><li>As you read you can use the following marks to keep track of your understanding. </li></ul><ul><li>...... I understand this. </li></ul><ul><li>.. I don’t understand this. </li></ul><ul><li>!...... Interesting / surprising idea </li></ul>
  4. 4. Short Story <ul><li>A short story is a work of fiction that is usually written in prose, often in narrative format. This format tends to be more pointed than longer works of fiction, such as novels or books. </li></ul>
  5. 5. Science fiction <ul><li>Science fiction is a genre of fiction. It differs from fantasy in that, within the context of the story, its imaginary elements are largely possible within scientifically established or scientifically postulated laws of nature. </li></ul>
  6. 6. Satire <ul><li>Satire uses of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc., </li></ul><ul><li>Satires are literary compositions, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule. </li></ul>
  7. 7. Kurt Vonnegut Jr. <ul><li>Kurt Vonnegut Jr.,famous novelist and essayist, was born in 1922, in Indianapolis, United States. The story ‘Harrison Bergeron’ is significant for its satiric tone and black humour which are typical of his writing. </li></ul>
  8. 8. HARRISON BERGERON Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. <ul><li>The story is set in the year 2081. George Bergeron </li></ul><ul><li>and Hazel are living in a society in which everyone is </li></ul><ul><li>equal – by Government order. Many handicapped </li></ul><ul><li>people as well as those not handicapped are to be </li></ul><ul><li>brought up or down to ‘average’ levels. Harrison </li></ul><ul><li>Bergeron, son of George and Hazel is a genius and </li></ul><ul><li>challenges the system in a daring move that society </li></ul><ul><li>will never forget- or will it? </li></ul>
  9. 9. Themes
  10. 10. freedom
  11. 11. civil rights
  12. 12. knowledge and ignorance
  13. 13. law and order
  14. 14. strength and weakness
  15. 15. setting
  16. 16. The story uses satire and a kind of humor known as black humor
  17. 18. unceasing
  18. 19. vigilance
  19. 20. average
  20. 21. transmitter
  21. 22. bandits
  22. 23. burdened
  23. 24. sashweights
  24. 25. gesture
  25. 26. vague notion
  26. 27. winced
  27. 28. envious
  28. 29. resemblance
  29. 30. salute
  30. 31. holding their temples
  31. 32. padlocked
  32. 33. unceasing
  33. 34. vigilance
  34. 35. average
  35. 36. transmitter
  36. 37. bandits
  37. 38. burdened
  38. 39. sashweights
  39. 40. gesture
  40. 41. vague notion
  41. 42. winced
  42. 43. resemblance
  43. 44. salute
  44. 45. holding their temples
  45. 46. padlocked
  46. 47. Page 3 and 4
  47. 48. bargain
  48. 49. interrupted
  49. 50. news bulletin
  50. 51. impediment
  51. 52. hideous
  52. 53. luminous
  53. 54. grackle squawk
  54. 55. suspicion of
  55. 56. plotting
  56. 57. overthrow
  57. 58. calibrated
  58. 59. hindrances
  59. 60. tremendous
  60. 61. symmetry
  61. 62. bargain
  62. 63. interrupted
  63. 64. news bulletin
  64. 65. impediment
  65. 66. hideous
  66. 67. luminous
  67. 68. grackle squawk
  68. 69. suspicion of
  69. 70. plotting
  70. 71. overthrow
  71. 72. calibrated
  72. 73. hindrances
  73. 74. tremendous
  74. 75. symmetry
  75. 76. pages 5 and 6
  76. 77. consternation
  77. 78. bellowed
  78. 79. harness
  79. 80. awed
  80. 81. synchronizing
  81. 82. abandoned
  82. 83. double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun
  83. 84. consternation
  84. 85. bellowed
  85. 86. harness
  86. 87. awed
  87. 88. synchronizing
  88. 89. abandoned
  89. 90. double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun
  90. 91. Utopia
  91. 92. Pledge <ul><li>XXXX is my country. All XXXXX are my brothers and </li></ul><ul><li>sisters. I love my country, and I am proud of its rich and </li></ul><ul><li>varied heritage. I shall always strive to be worthy of it. I </li></ul><ul><li>shall give my parents, teachers and all elders respect, </li></ul><ul><li>and treat everyone with courtesy. To my country and </li></ul><ul><li>my people, I pledge my devotion. In their well-being </li></ul><ul><li>and prosperity alone lies my happiness. </li></ul>
  92. 93. CONSTITUTION OF XXXX
  93. 94. Fundamental Duties- It shall be the duty of every citizen of XXXXX: <ul><li>to abide by the Constitution and respect its ideals and institutions, the National Flag and the National Anthem; </li></ul><ul><li>(b) to cherish and follow the noble ideals which inspired our national struggle for freedom; </li></ul><ul><li>(c) to uphold and protect the sovereignty, unity and integrity of XXXXX; </li></ul>
  94. 95. <ul><li>(d) to defend the country and render national service when called upon to do so; </li></ul><ul><li>(e) to promote harmony and the spirit of common brotherhood amongst all the people of XXXX transcending religious, linguistic and regional or </li></ul><ul><li>sectional diversities; to renounce practice derogatory to the dignity of women; </li></ul><ul><li>(f) to value and preserve the rich heritage of our composite culture; </li></ul>
  95. 96. <ul><li>(g) to protect and improve the natural environment including forests, lakes, rivers, wild life and to have compassion for living creatures; </li></ul><ul><li>(h) to develop the scientific temper, humanism and the spirit of inquiry and reform; </li></ul><ul><li>to safeguard public property and to abjure violence; </li></ul><ul><li>(j) to strive towards excellence in all spheres of individual and collective activity so that the nation constantly rises to higher levels of endeavour and achievements. </li></ul>

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