Harrison Bergeron Movie Comparison

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Compare Contrast Essay Equality means “the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities”(Merriam Webster). This can be a good thing in many ways, however having too much equality is a bad thing. Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut and 2081 are similar because Harrison is shot and killed in the story and the movie, however they are different by in the movie Harrison plants a bomb where in the story there is no bomb. These two works are similar because Harrison is shot and killed in both the movie and the story. For instance, in the movie the handicapper general shoots and kills Harrison and it is broadcasted on live t.v. This shows the similarity because just like in the movie the handicapper general shoots and kills Harrison while being broadcasted on live T.V. This movie and story have many similarities but nevertheless these these stories have many key differences. For example, in the movie Harrison plants a bomb and this causes more tension, however in the story there is no bomb at all. The significance of these differences are that by implementing a bomb in the movie it portrays Harrison as more of a terrorist rather than in the story Harrison is more viewed as a rebel against the restricting government. These differences and similarities may seem insignificant but they can change a story completely.…show more content…
One of the main similarities of the movie and story is that Harrison is shot and killed in both, an important difference in the movie is that Harrison plants a bomb in the movie.The main points of this are that Kurt Vonnegut was showing us that governments are to controlling and that we as people are too tolerant of the government. Throughout this story I interpreted that Vonnegut was trying to show us what true equality is and how to stand up for what you believe

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