In the story of Harrison Bergeron it talked about a mythical world in which people were handicapped on purpose and taking off your handicap showed rebellion. The main theme was the cost of freedom in today’s society. The dystopian effect was dehumanization. I read the article “North Korea: a carefully maintained dystopia with a right to defend itself...” Some characteristics North Korea has that gives it the dystopian element is propaganda used to control citizens, and a big one was information, independent thought, and freedom being restricted. The main theme was lack of individuality and freedom. North Korea is under rule of Kim Jong-un who allows the citizens to have very little freedom of thought or religion. This should be important to the people of society because there are things happening in North Korea that are very wrong but no one can really do anything about it because they only allow a certain amount of information in and out. These two stories relate to each other because there is a higher power in each that controls the citizens in a dehumanizing way, and there are also consequences for not following the rules in both.