Similarities Between Harrison Bergeron And The Ones Who Walk Away From Omelas

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“They were not simple folk, you see, though they were happy. But we do not say the words of cheer, much anymore”. The authors Vonnegut and LeGuin expresses the importance of individuality in the stories “Harrison Bergeron” and “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas”. “Harrison Bergeron” is about how the government makes society “equal” by using gadgets known as handicappers to stop the people from thinking freely. But there’s one person who rebels against the government and he has to face the punishment. As for the story “The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas” represents how society wants everyone to be the same, but its one individual that’s different so they keep the person locked away from everyone. Both stories use a foil character to compare how different the individual is from society. The authors creates a contrast by showing how the corrupt government keeps them isolated because they are abnormal. Quotations that are evident in the story is “Perhaps it was born defective, or perhaps it has become imbecile through fear, malnutrition, and neglect”. It shows that the child has been locked up for a long time and they can’t tell the gender of the human being, but they can see that the child has been treated very poorly. An example from “Harrison Bergeron” is “The rest …show more content…

Nobody had ever borne heavier handicaps”. The author shows how Harrison is dress differently from everyone to show that he is the person that has been set apart from society. The plot in each stories are

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