Similarities Between The Veldt And Harrison Bergeron

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“Most dystopian, classic and contemporary, paints a future world that puts a twist on present society - a future world that could plausibly happen” -Lauren DeStefano. Throughout the short story of Harrison Bergeron, the film A.I and the short story The Veldt, many themes of dystopian futures are explored. Firstly, Harrison Bergeron is about a dystopian future where everyone losses their individuality. Secondly, in A.I. humans ability to have empathy is blurred or lost. Finally, in The Veldt the advancements in technology has led to a loss in people having personal relationships. Throughout Harrison Bergeron, A.I and The Veldt different fictional societies with potential; dangers to society is revealed.

An individual in a dystopian society can easily be controlled or manipulated by a higher power or government. In Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut everyone loses his individuality for the ‘benefit’ of society. “ They were equal in every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anyone else” ( page 1 ). Everyone in this future is forced by the government to be the same. This can lead to rebellion and destruction and could potentially happen to any society with the same rules. A government can avoid this by not
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In the film directed by Steven Spielberg humans show their loss of empathy during the ‘ flesh fair’ where they destroy robots for fun. These robots all expressed how they did not what this to happen and were scared of what was happening to them, this didn't stop or slow down the humans they just start to destroy the robots in more bigger, explosive ways. In a dystopian future people who lose their empathy for other beings become ruthless and destructive, meaning they become a real danger to any things and anyone. To keep this from happening people can have more open hearts and minds, they can learn to care about
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