Harrison Bergeron: A Comparison Of Harrison Bergeron

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Have you ever imagined how the world would change if equity took place? The story of Harrison Bergeron defies all the unwritten rules of how the world works and introduces equity. The story was written in a book and movie form. It takes place in the USA, year 2081. They both revolve around a boy named Harrison Bergeron who went to jail because he didn’t follow the rules of equity that was established by the government, which leads to many consequences. While the two versions of Harrison Bergeron provide the same overall meaning and theme, many whom watched both versions may like one version more than the other. The two versions don’t have the same details, which leads to people having different opinions about them. Whereas the movie version …show more content…

Some qualities and characteristics change. Nevertheless, some parts are similar to each other. Harrison's characteristics in both the book and the movie were similar which made both versions enjoyable for the reader and it highlights the important themes that lie within the story. One of the characteristics that highlighted Harrison's characters and made it stand out is how he was stronger than average which gave an impression to the audience about how they government suppresses people's strength. Another characteristic that made Harrison's character stand out is how he had the same stance and position against the government which shows his determination to make things better and free people from how the government is suppressing them. On the other hand, even though Harrison had similarities in both versions of the story the differences are the ones that help the audience decide which one they like more. The movie showed Harrison as a 20 year old but the book showed him as a 14 year old, which plays more with the audience’s sympathy. The movie showed Harrison’s violent side more than showing pity like the movie, which shows when Harrison threatens the …show more content…

the similarities between the two versions are just there to help the audience understand what the story is about since the events are what make up the plot. One of the similarities is how Harrison was taken away from his family by the government since he was considered a threat to society. He also managed to escape jail in both versions of the story, which showed how much of a genius he was compared to everyone else. There were the events that helped the reader shape the story in their minds and understand it but the difference are the details that would make the audience either like it or hate it. One of the major differences is how Hazel was the one in the kitchen in the movie and she didn’t see her son on television while in the book George was the one in the kitchen. Another difference that changed the genre of both the book and the movie is how Harrison was threatening the people with a Bon the film which made the genre the movie suspenseful while in the book Harrison was straight to point. Lastly, the movie version added a part that was not mentioned in the book but it helped the audience be sympathetic towards that whole story. This added part is when George hallucinates about his son getting taken away by the government but he sadly keeps on forgetting because of the handicaps he’s

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