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English, 22.06.2019 21:20 bankscorneliuso39

Read the following excerpt from "harrison bergeron' by kurt vonnegut which takes place after george and hazel witness their son's death: "you been crying? " he said to hazel. "yup," she said. "what about? " he said. "i forget," she said. "something real sad on television." "what was it? " he said. "it's all kind of mixed up in my mind," said hazel. "forget sad things," said george. "i always do,' said hazel. which statement best describes the intended aesthetic impact of this excerpt? o a. as neither george nor hazel want to deal with what they've witnessed, readers feel a sense of hopelessness, o b. because of how the author depicts hazel, he reveals the unexpectedness of a mother outliving her child. o c. readers feel a sense of optimism as hazel and george are determined to fight back against an equal society. o d. the author reveals irony in that hazel is unable to remember witnessing her son's death on television

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Answer from: Gabysh3794

A. By Hazel’s forgetting why she had been crying, the author leaves the reader feeling unsatisfied.

In "Harrison Bergeron," the tyrannical government has dominated the population in such a way that they are unable to realize how submissive and incapacitated they are. However, the author seems to question this incapacity for rebellion when introducing Harrison and describing his rebellion broadcasted on TV. While the reader is now led to believe that things will change after Hazel witnesses this and cries, the author ultimately ruins all hope by telling us that she does not remember what she saw. This leaves the reader unsatisfied and hopeless.

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Answer from: deziraynacole1960

A. George tells his wife to forget sad things, but readers would expect George and Hazel to want to remember their son.

Explanation: An irony is a group of events or situations that are deliberately contrary to what we expect, in this example, the fact that George told his wife to forget sad things ( and also that she says that she always do) is an irony, because is the contrary behavior that the reader expects (we expect that they don't want to forget their son, even if his memory makes them sad).

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Answer from: anggar20

By Hazel’s forgetting why she had been crying, the author leaves the reader feeling unsatisfied.

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Answer from: DeathFightervx

It shows how technology can dehumanize and desensitize people.

"Harrison Bergeron," by Kurt Vonnegut, presents a society which seeks perfect equality among all citizens. This means that no one is allowed to be too beautiful, too able or too intelligent. People are used to wearing "handicaps" in order to enforce this equality.

In this excerpt, Hazel just witnessed something sad: she saw her son and a ballerina being killed by government officials on TV. However, neither Hazel nor George (who did not witnessed it), can feel the pain and sadness this deserves because their intelligence and their humanity has been so greatly compromised by the harsh conditions of the society they live in.

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Answer from: Animallover100

D. By Hazel's forgetting why she had been crying, the author leaves

the reader feeling unsatisfied.

Explanation:

I picked this cause I felt unsatisfied also I don't really know a lot about this so I don't know if her son has died not a lot of background information.

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Answer from: smithsa10630

How does this interaction between George and Hazel develop Kurt Vonnegut’s social criticism?      

   

It demonstrates potential problems that occur in a competitive relationship.

It illustrates the need for maintaining equality in a society.

It suggests that women are more emotional than men.

It shows how technology can dehumanize and desensitize people.

i think the answer is D, im not sure tho

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Answer from: harmonytaylor13

I'm pretty sure its "

It demonstrates potential problems that occur in a competitive relationship."

Explanation:

It clearly isn't "It suggests that women are more emotional than men." nor "It shows how technology can dehumanize and desensitize people." and I don't think maintaining equality in society has anything to do with a relationship.

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Answer from: live4dramaoy0yf9

In Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, the interaction between George and Hazel develop Kurt Vonnegut’s social criticism as It shows how technology can dehumanize and desensitize people.

On their son's murder, George and Hazel's reactions are brief and Hazel due to her "low intelligence" hers is underwhelming. Due to George's handicap, he is unable to dwell on anything for so long. So, when he watches his son on television, by a loud sound in his head his recognition is blasted away. He went into the kitchen to get a can of beer after Harrison is shot. whereas, Hazel cries. she gets momentarily distressed about what happened. therefore, due to her "low" intelligence, she quickly forgets about what happened. and when inquired by her husband upon the reason of tear, she forgets stating “Something real sad on television.”

Hence, in such a Bergeron's society handicaps assure that no negative emotion distress them. Therefore, they feel a momentary pain upon Harrison is gunned down in front of them.

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Answer from: izeahzapata1

It shows how technology can dehumanize and desensitize people.

Option D.

Explanation:

The conversation that took place between these two people help develop the social criticism in the way where George has asked Hazel to forget the things that made her sad which were shown on the television.

The roots of social criticism was that is should not be ignored because they make a great impact on the life of the people so they should not be ignored in any of the ways.

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Answer from: shealene7

The above interaction between George and Hazel develops Kurt Vonnegut’s social criticism as:

It shows how technology can dehumanize and desensitize people.

The story “Harrison Bergeron” By Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. tells about the year 2081. During this period many amendments were made by the constitution to demolish inequality among the US citizens. The efforts were not made to empower and raise the standards of the handicapped. Instead methods were adopted to penalize people who were gifted with superior intellect, physical beauty or strength. The normal height, weight, appearance, intelligence and strength were decided considering the handicaps and the disabled people so as to equalize the society.

People with beautiful faces were asked to wear masks to hide themselves, intelligent people were forced to wear headsets that disturbed their brains and nerves with loud noises and annoying sounds. People with good physical body have to carry sacks of bird-shots so as to weigh down. This was the way which the Americans adopted to maintain the equality among themselves.

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