Essay on Harrison Bergeron And The Movie 2081

827 Words Mar 22nd, 2016 4 Pages
Harrison Bergeron versus 2081

We hold these truths to be self-evident: that all men are created equal; that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable rights; that among these are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Thomas Jefferson. We in the United State hold this line of the Declaration of Independence to be a pivotal part of our country. We have went to war many times to uphold the right that everyone to be equal. Many men and women have died to help ensure that the equality is at the forefront of humanity. In Kirk Vonnegut short story Harrison Bergeron and the adapted movie 2081 it gives us a glimpse into what society may be like if we let an idea like equality grow out of control.The short story Harrison Bergeron and the movie 2081 are similar in content but have some major differences that change the vision of the original story. The stories are both set in the future were laws have been put into place to make citizens equal by placing limitations on people with superior abilities. The main characters of the story pretty much are the same in both stories but for a few minor character changes. The movie used most of George and Hazel Bergeron dialogue from the original short story with the exceptions of us a few small details. When it comes to the description of Harrison the movie takes some poetic license. Although the storylines are fairly close and the idea of the plot remains similar the movie felt the need to give us conclusions to…

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