Harrison Bergeron And Fahrenheit 451 Analysis

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There are similarities between Kurt Vonnegut’s short story “Harrison Bergeron” and Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 that can be found in their characters, equality, government power, and overall themes. The first sentence of “Harrison Bergeron” starts by saying, “The year was 2081…” Both “Harrison Bergeron” and Fahrenheit 451 are set in a future society where everyone is made happy. The characters are another example of a similarity. George and Hazel Bergeron could be compared to Mildred and Guy Montag at the beginning of Fahrenheit 451. George and Hazel’s fourteen-year-old son has been arrested, but on page one it reads, “It was tragic, all right, but George and Hazel couldn’t think about it very hard.” In Guy and Mildred’s society, there is war getting ready to happen and people around the world dislike their country since they’re better off than others. But, just like George and Hazel, no one thinks about the war in Fahrenheit 451’s society. On page fifty-five of Fahrenheit 451, Captain Beatty says, “We must all be alike. Not everyone born free and equal as the constitution says, but everyone made equal.” This quote is similar to “Harrison Bergeron” because their society was made equal to each other just like in Fahrenheit’s society. On…show more content…
This is similar to the government in Fahrenheit 451. On page thirty-one of the novel, Montag asks Captain Beatty what happened to a man whose library they had “fixed,” and the Captain says, “They took him screaming off to the asylum…Any man’s insane who thinks he can fool the government and us.” The government in Fahrenheit 451 is powerful and strict just like the government in “Harrison

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