scroll to top
Stuck on your essay?
Get ideas from this essay and see how your work stacks up
Word Count: 558
Harrison Bergeron vs 1984 Harrison Bergeron and 1984 were both based on a similar concept This concept is creating peace by limiting and controlling the population In George Orwells 1984 it was done through brainwashing and doublethink In Kurt Vonneguts Harrison Bergeron it was done by limiting everyones abilities until everyone is equal in all ways Each author used class systems nature and society to portray their negative utopia Class systems played a more important role in 1984 than they did in Harrison Bergeron In 1984 there were three classes The highest class the Inner Party controlled everything They controlled what the people saw heard and read and even what they thought The middle working class or the regular party did all the work that the inner party wanted to be done in order to keep the population including themselves in control of everyone The third and lowest class is the proles The party does not even watch or care about the proles because they are not important and have no power at all Harrison Bergeron apparently had everyone equalized through handicapping all those with extraordinary abilities The classes were the same as they are in modern America only with handicaps Human Nature was repressed in both stories It is human nature to express ones talents in some way In 1984 any kind of personal expression was thoughtcrime and would cause the guilty individual to be taken to the ministry of love and brainwashed In Harrison Bergeron every person was unable to display any kind of superiority over anyone else The strong were weighted down and the beautiful were forced to wear masks No one was able to display any kind of talent even if they wanted to do so Society had almost the same roles for men and women in both stories In 1984 men and women were both treated the same as mindless members of the party
@Kibin is a lifesaver for my essay right now!!
- Sandra Slivka, student @ UC Berkeley
Wow, this is the best essay help I've ever received!
- Camvu Pham, student @ U of M
If I'd known about @Kibin in college, I would have gotten much more sleep
- Jen Soust, alumni @ UCLA