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  I have discussion post responses that I need completed within the next 1 or so. There is no word count. Please see attachment  

This is my original post:

Kurt Vonnegut’s short story “Harrison Bergeron” is a satire on a future society in which everyone is given the same treatment, according to Vonnegut, it is impossible to achieve true equality. According to Vonnegut, “everyone was finally equal” in the year 2081. They were also treated equally by society and the law. They were identical in every way that mattered. No single mind stood out as the most brilliant, everyone else was just as lovely as the next it is clear from this quote that Vonnegut believes true equality to be unachievable. People with strong beliefs in social justice and a distaste for inequity will appreciate this story.

Guy de Maupassant’s “The Necklace” is a cautionary tale about the need of treating others fairly. The protagonist Mathilde Loisel. desperately wants to be part of the upper class, but she finds out the hard way that this will never happen. The narrator concludes: “She had lived a long time without knowing what happiness was, and she ceased to believe in it. Suggesting that her attempts to blend into high society only made problems worse. She came to the conclusion that she was unworthy of joy, Mathilde has apparently accepted the reality that complete equality can never be achieved. Those who can read this and see the futility in pursuing a goal that will never come true are the story’s intended audience.



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Task 2: After you have created and posted your main response, you are then required to read and respond to a minimum of 2 of your classmates’ discussion posts. All substantive replies count, whether it be replies to several classmates’ main post, or multiple replies to a single classmate (substantive replies to your professor would also count for credit). Think of your responses in terms of a contribution to an ongoing academic dialogue. Incorporate what you have learned from the weekly reading material and from your own real-world experiences. Again, don’t forget to use proper MLA documentation whenever necessary.

These are the responses to my post that need a response:

#1: Thank you for sharing your thoughts about these short stories. Which author do you think did the best job of getting his intended message across? And, why do you feel that way?

Thanks again!

#2: You made some good points but from the way I see it, I feel that Kurt Vonnegut’s point is less that equality cannot be obtained, but rather that equality should not be obtained by limiting others. I am interested in here any additional thoughts you have on the matter.

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