Family And Dystopian Family

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Dystopian Family “Love is like wind, you can’t see it, but you can feel it”- Nicholas Sparks. Anthem and “Harrison Bergeron” takes place in the future, in collective societies. In Anthem everything is done for the good of society and the group, no one is an individual. While in “Harrison Bergeron” people have handicaps to make everyone mentally and physically equal. The main characters in each story, Equality 7-2521 and Harrison Bergeron, are both tall, athletic, tenacious and intelligent men, who are threats to the collective societies. Although “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut, Jr. and Anthem by Ayn Rand are both pieces of dystopian literature, their portrayal of family differs greatly. To begin, Love is an important part of family, but in these two stories love is portrayed different. Families in “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut get to stay together and grow as people through a marriage. For Example it states “ ‘Something real sad on television’ ‘what was it?’ he said. ‘It’s all kind of mixed up in my mind’ said Hazel. ‘Forget sad things’ said George ‘I always do’ said ...
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