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Comparative Thematic Essay Everyone has things that they feel isn’t right and should be different, and most people try to change what they think is wrong. Kurt Vonnegut and Carole Boston Weatherford use this universal human feeling in their short stories. In “Harrison Bergeron” he doesn’t like that people are limited because of handicaps and can’t reach their full potential. In “Freedom on the Menu The Greensboro Sit-ins” the characters wants to be able to have the same rights as the whites and starts “sit-ins” to protest. In both “ Harrison Bergeron” and “Freedom on the Menu The Greensboro Sit-ins,” we learn that in life they’re things that you don’t agree with and you have to stand up against, regardless of the outcome either good or bad.…show more content…
In “Harrison Bergeron” Harrison shows us that standing up for something you believe in can end up negatively, which is evident in the way the handicappers general shot Harrison and the ballerina and she was very strict about keeping the handicapped on, and also killing both rebels the dancer and him. For example in the text it states “Diana Moon Glampers, the Handicapper General, came into the studio with a double-barreled ten-gauge shotgun. She fired twice, and the Emperor and the Empress were dead before they hit the floor. Diana Moon Glampers loaded the gun again. She aimed it at the musicians and told them they had ten seconds to get their handicaps back on” This makes me realize that standing up for what you believe in could end in a negative result, even…show more content…
In both “ Harrison Bergeron” and “Freedom on the Menu The Greensboro Sit-ins,” Weatherford shows us how standing up for the things you believe in can impact change. After studying both stories, readers might conclude that ultimately it is up to you, you could either try and push for a change and nothing happens or there is a change but if you do nothing then there is no change. Though we all feel passionate about matters of injustice, we don’t have to stand there and take their injustice we have to stand up for yourself and stand up for what
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