After reading Kurt Vonnegut’s Harrison Bergeron and watching the film 2081 (an adaptation of the narrative), I have come to the conclusion that the most effective medium for telling this story is through film. In my opinion, the text was quite bland and although it was mostly likely the authors intent, at times it was boring and I felt that it lacked emotion. The film was more interesting, and it was able to convey the emotions of the characters in a more powerful way. For example, in the film they were able to show the immense trauma and sadness that hit George after Harrison was taken away from him. In the text however, George seemed to accept the fate of both himelf and his son, and he didn’t seem to be affected at all by the previous events. Another reason I prefer the film is because it was more realistic and believable, there were many points throughout the narrative where it became quite silly. The text didn’t flow in my opinion, it was extremely inconsistent and contradictory. Near the end of the narrative, Harrison and the ballerina “[abandoned not only the laws of the land], but the law of gravity and the laws of motion as well” (3). I was confused as to why this had any relevance to the story, it seemed quite unnecessary. In the film however, Harrison and the ballerina danced in a more realistic, normal way (with their feet on the floor), rather than being “suspended in air inches below the ceiling,” (4). Overall, the film was a very effective and engaging way to tell the story of Harrison Bergeron, and I thoroughly enjoyed watching it.