Sunday, December 29, 2019

A Comparison Of Harrison Bergeron And By The Waters Of...

People say that money cannot buy happiness, it can not but it can buy unhappiness and bombs. Inâ€Å"Harrison Bergeron† by Kurt Vonnegut Jr. and in â€Å"By the Waters of Babylon† By Stephen Vincent Benà ©t, the main characters struggle with life in the future. Both characters live in a world that is very flawed, the authors of both stories give warnings about the future, with their ideas of how the future will be they create a future that would not be fun to live and are quite unappealing. In â€Å"By the Waters of Babylon,† the world has been scarred by the savagery of a nuclear war. In â€Å"Harrison Bergeron,† society is absolutely equal and nobody is better than another, everyone has handicaps to make them uglier, less intelligent, and weaker The world of†¦show more content†¦In â€Å"Harrison Bergeron,† mankind has created a different kind of torture for humans they have created handicaps that create loud noise to stop them from thinking too deeply and weights to slow him down and masks to make people uglier. â€Å". . . had a little mental handicap radio in his ear. . . every twenty seconds or so, the transmitter would send out some sharp noise to keep people like George from taking advantage of their brains† (14-17). This technology made life miserable and dull and caused people to become oblivious to problems in their lives The author makes this story to tell his readers that being equal is not necessarily a good thing. The technology of the future is dangerous if treated without care or given to the wrong people. The authors both give warnings about the future and how we must be careful with technology and how being equal is not always good. Both of the worlds have been ravaged by the decisions of mankind, however the world of â€Å"Harrison Bergeron,† seems more appealing to me then the nuclear destroyed world of â€Å"By the Waters of Babylon†. Strong people are given weights in â€Å"Harrison Bergeron,† I do not see myself as strong in my eyes, average at best. Good looking people are given masks to wear, I am not that great of looking, smart people are given ear transmitters, this is the only aspect I would have to worry about,

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