Using literary devices, students come up with a shared theme for both Harrison Bergeron and The Pedestrian dystopian texts. The student's thesis will be Authors Vonnegut and Bradbury use similes and conflict to express the theme that even in a conformist society there will always be someone who expresses their individuality no matter what the consequence. I also have students compare and contrast the texts at the end of each body paragraph. A rubric for the paper is attached. Also, a four page editing page for students. I use this paper with Pre-AP. With regular classes, I have them focus on 1 literary device and provide an example from "Harrison" and "The Pedestrian."