“Harrison Bergeron” is set in the year 2081. George and Hazel Bergeron are living in a society in which everyone is equal by government order. “Brigid” takes place in the 1930s, when farmers were typically poor. Owen and his wife are taking care of a relative named Brigid that has an autistic disability.
I think that Owen has got a lot on his shoulders. Brigid is slower and more complicated to figure out. So Owen is just trying to see the world like Brigid. Owen’s Wife doesn’t want to take care of Brigid and Owen dose not really like his wife for that. When Brigid watches Owen die, she does not try to save him because she does not understand.
So when Owen’s wife tells Brigid that she is coming home with her, you can tell Brigid’s life is not about to get any easier. In the story Harrison Bergeron, you see that everyone is equal by government law. George Bergeron is the father of Harrison Bergeron. George is a little smarter than most people, and the government uses a device to make him less intelligent.
His wife Hazel was also a bright person, but she also had to wear a device to only allow her to think in short burst before she loses her train of thought. Their son Harrison was also required to wear a device, but he revolted and tried to over through the government. Well he did, but not for long. He was brutally shot by a woman named Dianna Moon Glampers because she is trying to keep order. Not ever Harrison’s parents knew that their son was dead.
These stories have something in common. Brigid is about a person with a mental disability, and their family struggles. Harrison Bergeron is about a man named George Bergeron who is smart but he has to war a device to make him slower. I like Harrison Bergeron; it is a very well written story with a lot of meaning. So in a way these stories tell about a person who has to struggle to get through society.