Compare And Contrast Harrison Bergeron

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Compare and contrast Harrison Bergeron The 211th, 212th, and 213th amendments have been written, and it seems the world has finally become what people call “equal” nowadays in 2081. This isn’t bad for some people but these so-called handicaps to keep people equal aren’t good for everyone. Both the text “Harrison Bergeron”, and the film are similar in events but there are a few differences in the situations, plot, and characters. One main difference that was evident is a character in the text “Harrison Bergeron”, that was represented as blindingly beautiful. The ballerina that had been called up to dance was this character. In the story the more ugly the mask the more pretty the person and the heavier the handicap the better the person is. This is represented in the text by a sentence that stated “She must have been extraordinarily beautiful, because the mask she wore was hideous. And it was easy to see that she was the strongest and most graceful of all the …show more content…

In the text there is the scene when the character Harrison Bergeron is killed by another character Diana Moon Glampers “It was then that Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, came into the studio with a double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor. Diana Moon Glampers loaded the gun again. She aimed it at the musicians and told them they had ten seconds to get their handicaps back on. It was then that the Bergerons' television tube burned out”(Vonnegut 78). This is the exact same way that this event occurred in the film as well. In the film, character Harrison Bergeron is killed by Diana Moon Glampers with a ten gauge double barrel shotgun. There are many more situations where they are similar; however this is the main similarity between the

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