Analysis Of ' Fahrenheit 451 ' By Ray Bradbury

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In a world where everything surrounding one is so different and so similar in the exact same time… Imagine a society where everything an individual can mentally and physically do is under the power of the government. Self-difference does not exist. In a futuristic setting of the novel ‘Fahrenheit 451’ written by Ray Bradbury, and the short story ‘Harrison Bergeron’ written by Kurt Vonnegut are both two very eventful and interesting readings that will keep one’s mind running on about the outlook on futuristic life and the governments strict needs and wants throughout a society. These two stories can be compared and contrasted by the strict outlook on the governments control, demand and want over a society, the close relation the two main characters from both stories portray and the similar theme demonstrating loss of individuality.
Harrison Bergeron and Fahrenheit 451 both relate to the need that the government controls everything with strict ruling and suppresses freedom by titling it as equality. Main character Harrison, from the short story “Harrison Bergeron” and Guy Montag from the novel “Fahrenheit 451” both experience the socially enforced equality portrayed by the government. Not one individual was smarter than anybody else, this is expressed in the quote from the story, “Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else.” (1) Bergeron. This quote proves that equality was key in the eye of the government.…
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