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The Giver And Harrison Bergeron Analysis

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We all know and love science fiction books such as the Giver, the Hunger Games, Divergent, and much more. What we do not know about these books is that their is a deeper meaning, trying to teach us about a flaw in our society. In the Giver and Harrison Bergeron their are these themes that are trying to teach us about our world. The Giver and Harrison Bergeron’s themes are commentary on our unwillingness to accept our differences, and constant worry of making wrong decisions. In the Giver people are not allowed to make decisions, the author does this to comment on our worry of mistakes. In Jonas's society people are not given choice in their life the Giver said this is because, “‘He might make wrong choices.’” (Lowry, 98). In the community…show more content…
This story is commenting on our envoy and shame of differences. The government got rid of everyone's special abilities to make them, “…equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else.” (Vonnegut, 1). The government did not want anyone ashamed from their disabilities or envied because of their abilities. Many people wish they could be smarter so what the government did was, “Every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking unfair advantage of their brains.” (Vonnegut, 1). People in our society are often made fun of because they can not complete a certain task. On the other hand people want to be someone so bad and do not work to improve themselves. This short story is trying to predict a future that could happen if we do not accept our differences and embrace them. Vonnegut is trying to tell his readers to celebrate our differences because that's what makes us so special. Therefore, the short story, Harrison Bergeron, was written to foment on our unwillingness to embrace our differences. All in all, both the Giver and Harrison Bergeron were commentary on flaws in our society. First, the Giver was written to show that mistakes are okay. Also, Harrison Bergeron was written to show that we should embrace our differences. Weather it is to show that choices are good or that we show be proud of our differences, science fiction books have something to show you about your life and the life of
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