Similarities Between Harrison Bergeron And Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. are good examples of what would happen if one law was created to make a thriving utopia, but it turns it into a frightful dystopia. Both stories have one major law that attempts to create a utopia, but turns it into a dystopia. In Fahrenheit 451, the protagonist, Montag, and his friend, Clarisse, talk about how books are illegal in this society. It says “‘Do you ever read any of the books you burn?’ He laughed. ‘That’s against the law!’” (Bradbury). This quote shows that by making books illegal, it can have a drastic change on how a society functions. Even though it’s only one law, it can change a society drastically. Likewise, in “Harrison Bergeron” there is also one

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