Comparison Of Harrison Bergeron And The Great Imagination Heist

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In the short story “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and the essay “The Great Imagination Heist” by Reynold Price, both portray the effects of television as a negative impact on our lives, however they use different evidence to support it. The main idea of TV regarding Harrison Bergeron is that TV is desensitizing and makes us unintelligent. Evidence to support this was desensitizing is that Harrison Bergeron’s world was gray and bland. No one had emotion or feeling. Even at the end where George’s child died no one ever felt much emotion. They were like uhh something died… oh well. You would expect everyone to be covered with grief. However they remained like zombies oblivious to what had happened. Another piece of evidence was how unintelligent everyone was. …show more content…

This meant that he could image things a little different than other people based on himself. However the future generation that had been raised in a TV dominant where all the images and plots were given straight to us leading the world to only see one dimension. An example of this now would be going to watch a movie before you read the corresponding book. When you watch the movie first, it gives you images of what each character is like and what is exactly going on so as you go on to read the book you will see in the same one dimensional way that the movie was. Whereas when you read a book first, each person sees everything different, what you may of thought was going on the book could be much different than the movie. The book is able to give everyone different perceptions while movies make us all the same one dimensional understanding of the producers. Another piece of evidence this includes is Price says that if you asked a kid who lived in the 1950s to write a story, he would write a first hand account on a scene that involved personal feelings, like losing a loved

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