Fahrenheit 451 Harrison Bergeron Analysis

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Fahrenheit 451 and Harrison Bergeron: Will it be Handicaps or Freedom Fahrenheit 451 was written by Ray Bradbury and published in 1953, it is regarded as one of his best works (Fahrenheit 451). It is a science fiction novel written about the future where books were outlawed and it was the firemen’s jobs to burn any book or any home that contained a book. Books were considered a form of judgment to the people in the future. Reading certain ones could put someone in a bad position due to gaining knowledge from a book, and could affect someone in a way that the government did not approve of. The government found it necessary to ban books for equality rights. Kurt Vonnegut wrote a short story, that was also Science Fiction, called Harrison Bergeron. Harrison Bergeron was written as a critique on people’s claims that we should all be equal (Harrison Bergeron). Vonnegut’s short story is about beautiful, strong, intelligent, or athletic people having to degrade…show more content…
Everyone in America today feels the need and wants to have the newest technological gadget made. It is very obvious that the people in the world strongly rely on technology to get through their everyday routines. People are forgetting how to accomplish tasks by hand because technology has taken over and it is becoming more common. Looking back at the television screen sizes, phone details, home appliances, and even vehicle quality 10 years ago, one can tell how advanced all technology is getting, soon we will end up just like Harrison and his family. In our future, it is likely that the government will go to those extremities with the handicaps and such to make sure everyone is equal in appearance, strength, and knowledge. It is very possible that the stories that Ray Bradbury and Kurt Vonnegut wrote about will become a lifestyle in the near
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