The word 'that' is a common word in English that is used in many different manners. Did you notice the use of 'that' in the first sentence? In this case, 'that' was used as a relative pronoun as a compliment. Often 'that' can be used or left out of a sentence entirely.
The word and term 'it' can be used for either a subject or an object in a sentence and can describe any physical or psychological subject and/or object. The genitive form its has been used to refer to human babies and animals
The Handicapper General's execution of the emperor and empress support the satire because:
B. It exaggerates the danger of government control.
The main theme of "Harrison Bergeron", a short story by Kurt Vonnegut, revolves around the danger of extreme government control. Set in a not-so-distant future, the story is about the American government's decision to force everyone to be equal. To do so, those who are more talented, beautiful, intelligent, etc. are required to wear handicaps that will make them ordinary. One day, 14-year-old Harrison Bergeron, who wears several handicaps to make him less smart and strong, escapes prison. He frees himself of his handicaps, dances with a beautiful ballerina, and gets shot by the Handicapper General. Their execution is broadcast on television.
<u>Such an atrocious action serves as a symbol for government control, its unfairness, and how dangerous it can become. In Vonnegut's story, people are not free to be themselves: they must be what the government chooses for them. They are not allowed to be unique, special, and if they try to, they are not even allowed to stay alive.</u>