Objective: I can analyze multiple interpretations of “Harrison Bergeron” to have a deeper understanding of a Dystopia (R.11-12.7). Agenda:
Entry Task: A dystopia is a futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral, or totalitarian control. Dystopias, through an exaggerated worst-case scenario, make a criticism about a current trend, societal norm, or political system.
Follow along to “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr.
In the handout provided, identify how the story is futuristic and imagined. Cite specific lines from the text.
Illustrate an image from the story that shows oppressive societal controls
Exit Task: What, do you believe is the criticism of a current trend? Cite an example from the text and then give a real-world example.