Nobody in the story Harrison Bergeron was truly the same. People having devices to make them equal didn’t make sense because people still looked different. Devices or methods to take away talents or intelligence didn’t work either. Everybody in Harrison Bergeron was unique in some way. The people in the story weren’t truly equal, and there are a couple of examples to prove it.
Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.” Having a common opening made sense and actually was a good idea because both are talking literally about the same story and this emphasized it. Apart form that, the switching of the places of Hazel and George made a contrast because in the story George was the one who got up to get a beer and Hazel was the one watching the news this
Harrison Bergeron is a short story and film, 2081, that tells about a man who lives in a world where everyone is equal. Due to the 211, 212, and 213 amendment, everyone stong wears weights, everyone who is smart wears an earpiece, and everyone beautiful wears a mask. The film and story are similar and different in many ways. There are different descriptions of characters and different dialogue. The are similar in ways such as the image of Harrison and the death of Harrison.
Harrison Bergeron and Guy Montag are two similar characters. They both are against the world and go against the overpowering governments. Montag goes against all the firemen and Harrison goes against all the handicappers, this type of conflict is called man versus society. Some other characters that are similar are Mildred and Hazel. They are both boring wives to that do nothing and are lifeless.
Two Different Stories, Still a Dystopia Although Anthem and Harrison Bergeron are two different stories there are so many similarities and differences but all lead up to the same outcome, a dystopia. Now here are some ways they are mostly the same. For one in both Harrison Bergeron and Anthem they are both being controlled by some type of leader. Such as in Harrison Bergeron the people of this society are ordered to wear handicaps because everyone should all be the same, they don’t want anyone feeling less or left out because one's individuality. This shows that they are not being themselves, they are being what society wants them to be, they have no choice whatsoever.
In both of theses stories society believes that their barbaric traditions bring them equality and unity. In The Lottery his or her quality would be everyone has the same chance of dying. While in Harrison Bergeron they take equality to a much more literal sense where if someone is too smart they would be subjected to wearing a loud noise device that ever so often blasts music into his or her ears. Or if you were too athletic you would wear heavy weights to slow you down.
However in the short story, "Harrison Bergeron", by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr., when Harrison is on stage risking his life to share his voice, he is a hero due to his brave, iconic acts to expose the government's corruption. To start, Harrison's motivations to revolt against the government sparked a basic characteristic of heroism, self determination. At the start of the book, it explains that
Heroism in "Harrison Bergeron" The Merriam-Webster dictionary defines a hero as someone "admired for achievements and noble qualities". The story "Harrison Bergeron" has no hero. Though some characters do display small glimpses of hero-like qualities, they either have a dishonorable past or do something in the moment that prevents them from maintaining a hero status through the story. For them, admiration is unattainable; they have no integrity. At first glance of the story, it can be easy to mistake Harrison himself as the breakaway hero.
“Harrison Bergeron," written by Kurt Vonnegut during the 1960s, portrays vigorous political and social criticisms of America. The political system depicted in Vonnegut's story distinctly enforces the concept that people should be equal in every way. This concept, however, is taken literal. It is the year 2081 and every individual in America is forced by law to be completely equal. No one is allowed to be smarter, good-looking, or physically superior than anyone else.
Harrison bergeron represents the uniqueness and freedom through all of his characteristic. In a society with excessive equality Harrison was not something you called normal, he was described as: a genius, an athlete,…and should be regarded as dangerous….Instead of a little ear radio for a mental handicap, he wore a tremendous pair of earphones, and spectacles with thick wavy lenses….Scrap metal [is] hung all over him….he wear[s] at all times a red rubber ball for a nose, keep[s] his eyebrows shaved off, and cover[s] his even white teeth with black caps at snaggletooth random. Harrison was someone who stuck out, just by the way he walked and talked the reader could tell his differentness by all of his handicaps. The reader can tell Harrison is something different but society is blinding him and taking away his individualism. Also his brain is great enough to override the sounds the HG men create for him.