Harrison Bergeron And Anthem Comparison

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What is love? The definition of love is,”A profound tender, passionate affection for another person.” In an opinion of many, love is something that all living things have and need. In the novel Anthem by Ayn Rand, everyone has been changed and they do not know what is it like to love. But in Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, they do have love and families. Anthem and Harrison Bergeron are both different in their own ways but are also the same. In one everyone can have their ow opinion and do whatever they want but in the other, noone is permitted to. In Anthem How they view everything is 100% different than how people now view things. In Anthem noone is allowed to be emotionaly tied to someone. There is a quote in this book and it says,” For men are forbidden to take notice of women and women are forbidden to take notice of men.”(Rand, 38) This quote says that men are not allowed to notice women and women the same. They do this because if people do take notice in others it would ruin their entire society. This would happen because people will…show more content…
The difference is that they can have a family. In Harrison Bergeron the main characters are George the father, Hazel the mother, and Harrison the son that was taken away. The reason the government took Harrison away was because he was too smart and athletic and handsome. He was a “Danger to society.” People in the society that they live in are able to have families and live together and love eachother. The only thing, is that everyone has to be equal. Noone is allowed to be better than anyone;everyone is the same. People do still love eachother though. They care for eachother and have kids and live together. There is a quote that Hazel says,” Why don’t you stretch out on the sofa so’s you can rest your handicap bag on the pillows honeybunch.”(Vonnegut, 2) This shows that Hazel cares for George. She wants hin to rest because he works all day and barely gets to

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