Harrison Bergeron And Fahrenheit 451 Comparison

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The future can be defined as a time and place that which people can only imagine. Although some people believe that it will consist of spaceships, flying saucers, and adduction by aliens, Bradbury and Vonnegut wrote about a more realistic vision for the future which condemns anti-intellectualism of Nazi Germany and McCarthyism in America. These visionaries depicted an unbelievable realism of a viable future as they wrote Fahrenheit 451 and Harrison Bergeron. Both the novel and short story has set incredulous, but credible implications for our future and predicted things that have come to fruition. Ray Bradbury, the author of the novel Fahrenheit 451, and Kurt Vonnegut, the short story author of Harrison Bergeron, can be seen as an illustration of visionaries in which they both predict the dehumanization of individuality. Bradbury can clearly be seen as a visionary through the work …show more content…
In both the novel and short story, Vonnegut and Bradbury envisioned the future as a dystopian society. The writers of readwritethink.org (2006) defines dystopia as “a futuristic, imagined universe in which oppressive societal control and the illusion of a perfect society are maintained through corporate, bureaucratic, technological, moral or totalitarian control” (“Dystopias: Definition,” 2006). Not only is Bradbury a visionary, but he could also be considered a fortuneteller. Bradbury predicted many technological advancements such as the seashell radios, parlor walls, population explosion, and the reliance on technology to mediate all social experiences within his novel, Fahrenheit 451. His ability to predict these developments sets a corrupt implication for our boundless future. Bradbury’s and Vonnegut’s idea of our future society may be closer to reality as