Similar to The Giver, the “government” in Fahrenheit 451 created a law where having or reading books was illegal. The job of the Firemen in this community was ironically, to burn the forbidden books. Based on my knowledge about dystopian literature, the government most likely did that in order to decrease knowledge among citizens. The lack of knowledge makes people ignorant, which then gives the government easier opportunity to maintain control over them.
In “Harrison Bergeron,” in order to reach that point of utopia, the government designed “handicaps,” which were designed to make people not feel inferior in comparison to others. For example, intelligent people were given a handicap to make them less intelligent, beautiful ballerinas were given masks in order to shield their beauty, etc. When examining these stories, the use of dystopian literature is clear because of the evident government involvement in attempting to create a utopian