Differences And Similarities Between Of Mice And Men

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Science fiction books are read more than realistic books Science fiction books might be more interesting than realistic books. Most people like to read science fiction books more than realistic books because science fictions are always full of imagination. When someone compares between realistic and science fiction books, most of the differences are going to be in the time frame, the main theme, and the setting. Some of science fiction books can be written in space or using an unrealistic time machine, while realistic books are always written in places on earth that are real. No matter what is the difference between science fiction and realistic book, both will always have a theme that one will learn about. The time frame was one of the main…show more content…
The Literature piece Of Mice and Men was focusing more on friendship and how strong it could be. It pointed out that friendship is based on caring and loyalty, like the friendship that was between George and Lennie, and the friendship that was between Candy and his dog. This theme was first presented when George said, ‘“Lennie, for God’ sakes don’t drink so much….. You gonna be sick like you was last night”’ (Steinbeck Chapter 1). The readers saw how caring is one of elements to have a strong friendship when George warned Lennie that he will get ill if he kept drinking from this water. At the end of Of Mice and Men, Lennie was killed due to his foolish actions. However, the theme for Harrison Bergeron focusing more about equality between people. In this book most of its characters were focused more on being equal to each other, and how they had to wear masks so that all of them be equal to each other. The author proved this by saying, “Hazel had a perfectly average intelligence, which meant she couldn’t think about anything except in short bursts. And George, while his intelligence was way above normal, had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. He was required by law to wear it at all times.” (Vonnegut). In 2081, the readers were told that everyone was equal and whoever is above average intelligence would have to wear a metal ear handicap, and more beautiful than the other people would have to wear a…show more content…
They had rising action, a conflict, and a falling action. In Of Mice and Men the conflict was that George feels that if he was alone by himself he would have made a lot of things, but Lennie prevented him from doing these things since George is responsible for Lennie. George said, “God a 'mighty, if I was alone I could live so easy. I could go get a job an ' work, an ' no trouble. No mess at all, and when the end of the month come I could take my fifty bucks and go into town and get whatever I want” (Steinbeck chapter 1). George’s conflict was because of Lennie’s foolish acts but that did not affect the theme of the book. The failing action for the realistic book, Of Mice and Men, was when Lennie caused George a lot of troubles, and George ended up killing Lennie. Similar to that in the book of Harrison Bergeron the conflict was that everyone is forced to be equal, but the only way to be equal is by using the handicaps, which is not fair for everyone. The ballet announced to the audience, “Harrison Bergeron, age fourteen,” she said in a grackle squawk, “has just escaped from jail, where he was held on suspicion of plotting to overthrow the government. He is a genius and an athlete, is under–handicapped, and should be regarded as extremely dangerous” (Vonnegut). Harrison escaped from jail, because he felt that he did not do anything wrong; he should be in jail for. It is not his fault that God created him smart and athletic. The failing
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