Wednesday, August 21, 2013

"Harrison Bergeron" by Kurt Vonnegut Jr.

"Harrison Bergeron" is a satirical, dystopia. 

Satire uses of irony, sarcasm, ridicule, or the like, in exposing, denouncing, or deriding vice, folly, etc,  Satires are literary compositions, in verse or prose, in which human folly and vice are held up to scorn, derision, or ridicule.

is a vision of an often futuristic society, which has developed into a negative version of Utopia, in which society has degraded into a repressive, controlled state. A dystopia is often characterized by an authoritarian or totalitarian form of government.