I believe the short story did a better job at portraying the emotions and atmospheric vibes behind the Harrison Bergeron narrative. Often when I’m reading a story or watching a film, I rely on the feelings that are delivered to myself as the reader. Harrison Bergeron gives off a very melancholy and peculiar vibe. The film displays everything while on the other hand, the short story leaves the reader wondering how things may be, supporting the slightly eerie and mysterious vibe given off. The bluntness of the text also aids these sentiments as seen when “George and Hazel were watching television. There were tears on Hazel’s cheeks, but she’d forgotten for the moment what they were about” (2). Visual aids certainly do help but they are not always able to express what can be expressed through text, such as when Harrison was dancing with the ballerina and “not only were the laws of the land abandoned, but the law of gravity and the laws of motion as well” (5). Images from a film cannot be as powerful as the images drawn from our imaginations. For me, this piece of writing alone was able to draw countless compelling images in my brain, and the film just wasn’t able to achieve what I had originally pictured in my mind. The film certainly was a great adaption to the narrative, but the short story in my opinion, did a better job at conveying the feelings that gives it originality.