After thorough review of both “Harrison Bergeron” by Kurt Vonnegut and Chandler Tuttle’s 2081, I believe that the book is a more powerful medium due to the element of inference and successful aesthetic please. Throughout the text, we can observe the author hinting at key explanatory details, such as the “tears on Hazel’s cheeks” and “something real sad on television” that both George and Hazel always forget about (1, 5). When coming to the conclusion that they are both being made emotionally equal, we feel pride by piecing together the author’s genius intentions. As this arbitrary concept isn’t included in the movie, we feel disappointed and furthermore confused on the probability of the parents seeing Harrison in that particular moment. Additionally, the movie adds many of it’s own details, such as the structure of the weights or the formal wear worn at the ballet, that simply contradicts the plot’s idea of ‘equality’. When we inquire about unmentioned details in the text, it is a lot easier to make assumptions and build ideas without seeing the visuals of the story. “One picture speaks 1000 words” makes adapting this dystopia to a film especially difficult because there are so many variables that must be translated properly in order to make it a cohesive representation of the plot. Already having imagined the author’s intended world, I wasn’t happy that 2081 didn’t follow what I visualized. The upbeat music and visually appealing characters strike me as being too real, and make me wonder about the functionality of forgetful humans and the subjectivity of beauty. Most importantly, my idea of what makes a miserable mood is not depicted in the film, thus the visual version of the story isn’t as influential on me. In the end, I believe that it is a lot better to utilize our imagination through Kurt Vonnegut’s eyes before we allow other perspectives to play a role in our interpretation of this story’s inferential and aesthetic (mood) details.