Compare and Contrast: Fahrenheit 451 and Uglies

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In the books, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Uglies by Scott Westerfeld they have many similarities and differences. In Uglies, Tally is anxiously waiting to turn 16 so she can receive the operation to become “Pretty”, this operation turns you supermodel gorgeous and launches you into a high class paradise where all you have to do is have fun. Shay, Tally’s friend is not sure she wants to become pretty, Shay runs away to a secret town on the outside and Tally has the choice to find Shay and turn her in or never become “Pretty” at all. On Shay and Tally’s adventure they realize that there may be more to turning “Pretty” than meets the eye. In Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag is a fireman but nowadays they don’t prevent fires they start them, they burn all books and the houses that hide them because reading is now against the law. One day, Montag meets Clarisse and he discovers that there is more to living than just watching TV, he secretly collects books and reads them but when he is caught, he realizes these books are more than just pieces of paper; they mean something. These two books are both dystopian novels and share many of the same dystopian characteristics. For example, in the books independent thought is restricted, the people are engrossed in technology and the government is totalitarian and very controlling. However, they do the differ, in Uglies, the government is a lot harsher and the government has there entire life planned out for them and in Fahrenheit 451 the

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