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This article is devoted to the analysis of one of Kurt Vonnegut’s dystopian short stories, Harrison Bergeron, through the setting analysis focusing mainly on the use of media as a means of creating mono logical setting and discussing the dance scene as an act of escape from this mono logical setting. Kurt Vonnegut, a contemporary American novelist and short story writer, using his experiences during World War II, reflects on the post war American society especially through his satirical works about power structures. And in this short story he satirizes the forced equality in an imaginary American society.
Harrison Bergeron is the literary work selected for the sole purpose of presenting the steps of semiotic approach, and the reader will be guided all the way through this systematic analytical reading process to acquire the dimension of depth necessary for deeper understanding of human nature by means of symbolic expressions of fixed thought patterns.
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