Compare and Contrast Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, and “A Saucer of Loneliness” by Theodore Sturgeon

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Writing short stories is common for most writers but the writer must give a powerful message in as few pages as they can. While comparing and contrasting short stories “Harrison Bergeron” written by Kurt Vonnegut, and “A Saucer of Loneliness” written by Theodore Sturgeon, I found that both stories were science fiction and they both offer scenarios to fascinating what if situations. In this case, both stories answer what if questions to situations where the government controls, but they also relay hidden personal meaning.

First, the core plots of both stories is different but I found similarities between the two. Harrison Bergeron is a story that’s based in the United States in the year 2081, where the government creates total equality
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Writing short stories is common for most writers but the writer must give a powerful message in as few pages as they can. While comparing and contrasting short stories “Harrison Bergeron” written by Kurt Vonnegut, and “A Saucer of Loneliness” written by Theodore Sturgeon, I found that both stories were science fiction and they both offer scenarios to fascinating what if situations. In this case, both stories answer what if questions to situations where the government controls, but they also relay hidden personal meaning.

First, the core plots of both stories is different but I found similarities between the two. Harrison Bergeron is a story that’s based in the United States in the year 2081, where the government creates total equality for all people. People weren’t just created equal by law or by god, but created equal by looks, strength, and beauty. In this story, the government places handicaps on any person that is stronger, smarter, or more beautiful than the average American citizen. The types of handicaps the government places on citizens ranges from radios in their ears that scatter their thoughts, to weights around their necks to eliminate their strength, or masks over their faces to hide outstanding beauty. The 211th, 212th, and 213th amendments added to the U.S Constitution were to thank for total equality. On the other hand, “A Saucer of Loneliness” starts with a man rescuing a woman attempting to drown herself in the sandy, sea foaming seashore. When he
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