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How does Kurt Vonnegut address the concept of equality differently in “Harrison Bergeron” than Martin Luther King Jr. does in “Letter from Birmingham Jail”? What relationship does Vonnegut’s story show between equality and personal freedom/individual achievement? What relationship does King’s letter show between these things? How are the two works similar, and how are they different?

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  1. Let's take the questions one at a time.

    How does Kurt Vonnegut address the concept of equality differently in “Harrison Bergeron” than Martin Luther King Jr. does in “Letter from Birmingham Jail”?
    What is the difference in the ways the two authors look at equality?

    What relationship does Vonnegut’s story show between equality and personal freedom/individual achievement?
    In Vonnegut's opinion, how are equality and personal freedom/individual achievement related?

    What relationship does King’s letter show between these things?
    Same -- but for King's opinion.

    How are the two works similar, and how are they different?
    Summarize what you've written in answer to the other questions.

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  2. Take two sheets of paper.
    Put Vonnegut at the top of one and King at the top of the other.
    On each page, list how each author defines or gives examples of the term "equality."

    Once you have those ideas isolated, you'll be able to complete the assignment.

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