Anthem And Harrison Bergeron : Anthem And Harrison Bergeron

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Essay 1: Anthem & “Harrison Bergeron” The theme statement i have came up with for both Anthem and “Harrison Bergeron” is, even if you are more intelligent or feel different from others, speaking up about it will only get you into trouble in these societies. A quote from “Harrison Bergeron” that supports my theme statement is “She fired twice, and the emperor and empress were dead before they hit the floor”(Vonnegut,5). The quote from Anthem that best supports my theme statement is “We are one in all and all in one. There are no men but only the great WE, one indivisible and forever”(Rand, 19). The world in Anthem is ideal and it’s a sin for anyone to think that they are more or less than “WE”(Rand, 20). However, in Anthem there is a character that knows there is more to be discovered that his brothers does not know about yet. When Equality goes to the scholars, to inform them on the spectacular stuff he has recently learned, he is chased out of his community and into a forest that no one dares to enter (Rand, 75). “Harrison Bergeron” is a short story which is very similar to Anthem. In the short story “Harrison Bergeron”, a young boy is taken from his family at fourteen and is arrested. He was arrested for plotting a plan to overthrow the government (Vonnegut, 3). Harrison knew that everyone was not alike; Harrison felt that exposure was the best way for the community to find out that everyone isn’t the same. When Harrison exposed his true self, without all the ornaments
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