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Harrison Bergeron And Fahrenheit 451 Comparison

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Imagine you were not aloud to own any books, and the overpowering government will burn any books you have. In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury this is the horror Guy Montag faces, firemen are forced to start fires rather than put them out. In the end, Guy Montag goes against the government and runs away to freedom. “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. is a short story about another overpowering government that makes everyone equal in every way. Everyone is just as fast, strong, and smart, and to do this the government gives everyone handicaps that make them equal. Hazel and George are couple who had a son named Harrison. Harrison is arrested for planning to overthrow the government. He then comes back and is shot for not wearing handicaps and…show more content…
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. Bradbury writes, “[Mildred] stretched on the bed, uncovered and cold, like a body displayed on the lid of a tomb, her eyes fixed to the ceiling by invisible threads of steel, immovable” (Bradbury 10). This shows how Montag thinks of his wife as almost lifeless. This shows how the characters of “Harrison Bergeron” and Fahrenheit 451 are similar. In conclusion, “Harrison Bergeron” and Fahrenheit 451 are similar because of themes, settings, and characters. The themes of both books are both knowledge is power. Both of the settings are around the same time period and they are dystopias. Finally, the characters of the two stories are both lifeless wives and the main characters are against the society. This shows how the two stories are similar by themes, settings, and
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