In the short story, "Harrison Bergeron", by Kurt Vonnegut Jr., conformity takes over the lives of all people. The government strives to take away all existing individuality. Individuality and conformity are the two views of this story. Vonnegut stresses how ridiculous the government is and what they do to keep people from being individuals. Vonnegut shows the importance of individuality versus conformity through the use of contrast, humor, and figurative language.Vonnegut contrasts the importance and the results of individuality versus those of conformity. Harrison Bergeron is burdened with many handicaps, so he decides to go against the law and be an individual. He rips off all of his handicaps and then chooses an empress to dance with. He tells all the musicians to take off their handicaps and play as well as they can. Harrison and the girl dance so happily because they were able to be individuals, "they reeled, whirled, swiveled, flounced, capered, gamboled, and spun" (3). They felt so free and happy that they "kissed" the ceiling. Everyone was so used to being restricted by their handicaps that when they were freed, they were overjoyed. Diana Moon Glampers is the Handicapper General and does not want anyone to be different. She walks into the room where Harrison and his empress were dancing, without their handicaps, and immediately shot them. "The Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor" (3). Vonnegut uses Diana Moon Glampers ad the figure head of…
I'm Going! A Comedy in One Act
Jaymes E. Whitfield
Eng 125 Intro to Literature
06 May 2013
Upon reading the first act of I'm Going a Comedy in One Act by Tristan Bernard(1), I realized
that man has been plagued with the grueling task of enjoying something he loves alone or to bring
his spouse who made it hard to enjoy his passion. This literary work is timeless and could easily be
played out in present time or in the distance future. The ambiguity…
according to the guidelines below. Your essay must be written from the first person point of view, exploring what you already know or interests you about the subject and will be guided by a controlling question at the end of the introduction. Your body paragraphs will explore the methods you used to do your research and what you learned during the process. Lastly, you will write a conclusion that reflects about what you now know about searching for information that you didn’t know before, and how this…
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Clear thesis and correct background information.
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Clear conclusion paragraph.
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1st Body Paragraph
Critics of Chris McCandless were wrong to think that Chris was a selfish individual. In fact, Chris is a kind and generous person. For starters ever since, Chris was in High School he helped many less fortunate than him. Krakauer writes: “On weekends, when his high school pals were attending “keggers” and trying to sneak into Georgetown bars, McCandless would wander the seedier quarters of Washington, chatting with prostitutes and homeless people, buying those meals, earnestly…
Thesis Statement: IBM’s Past Present and Future continues to revolutionize the IT industry today!
The IBM Corporation’s History started in 1911 making punch-card tabulators (IBM, 2014). It wasn’t till 1924 that the company took the name of IBM under Thomas Watson’s leadership (IBM, 2014). Watson led IBM into being the largest manufacturer of punch card Tabulators which lead to their rise as a dominant corp. in America (IBM, 2014). The IBM corporation…
At any given time, there is no single variety of English. Americans using the spelling color, whereas most of the rest of the world uses colour. Americans say tomayto; most people in other countries say tomahto. In the Southern United States, you might hear y’all, whereas in the Northeast you might hear yous. This sort of variation also existed in Middle English, but much more so than in Modern English today. Middle English had many dialects, and scribes by and large wrote in their own dialect, sometimes…
Megan Casey Casey 1
English 10 H
23. Sept. 2014
The concerns for individuals suffering from mental illness has been an issue since the First Revolution. During the Colonial Era, those affected with a mental disorder were referred to as “lunatics”; that their insanity was brought on by the full moon and that they were afflicted by the devil. (Leupo 1). Many regarded these people as a possible danger, and saw to their institutionalization. In the 1960’s, a series…
write a full introduction paragraph)
Two or three body paragraphs supporting your thesis
Use specific examples, details and quotations to support your ideas.
Fully explain the meaning of your examples/details/quotes, tying them back to your thesis.
Those who write two body paragraphs instead of three should compensate length by explaining these two ideas in greater detail
A concluding thought to wrap up your points (you’re not required to write a full conclusion paragraph)
Remember from our Notes
Your introduction paragraph should act just as it sounds. It is the first aspect of your writing
that people will read, and you want to grab your reader’s interest.
Start with a lead in or hook statement. Hook statements can be statistics, definitions, questions,
or anything related to your topic that you use to grab your reader’s attention.
An example of a hook for this paper:
One of Dictionary.com’s definitions of identity is “the condition of being oneself or itself, and…