Differences And Similarities Between Harrison Bergeron And 2081

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Kurt Vonnegut’s “Harrison Bergeron” and Chandler Tuttle’s film “2081” reveal that the media will always bury and influence the truth to dissipate the bad. Harrison Bergeron focuses on a government-controlled society in which everyone is equal. Those who are above average were to wear handicaps, which limit their genius instincts and level them to the bare minimum. To live within equilibrium under society's rule, many have already succumbed to the ways of their perfect society. Harrison Bergeron disobeys this rule, as he is the focus of Vonnegut’s story. Harrison is an escapee from jail who was "held [in] suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government" and is to be an "extremely dangerous" threat as an under-handicapped genius (Vonnegut 4).

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