Montag's Use Of Control In Fahrenheit 451

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Next, all three of these titles had ways they implemented control. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, implementation of control was through television. One day Mildred, the wife of the main character, Montag, was in the house with nothing but TV’s everywhere. Then from the novel, Montag said, “How long you figure we save up and get a fourth TV put in?” . This quote explains one way control was implemented through television because this shows how nowadays most of people’s main concern is the TV. TV is their main source for implementing control because with this source, they can tell everyone what they want the people to hear. Especially because everyone has a TV, they can just show people on commercials how books are unacceptable, as well as…show more content…
In Fahrenheit 451, the plan for control wasn’t too effective by the end of the story. Beatty’s plan was to have knowledge over everyone, but it didn’t end that way. The last thing Montag - the main character and hero of the novel - said was, “ When we reach the city.” This quote explains how Beatty’s plan didn’t work out, because if Beatty’s plan had’ve worked, Montag wouldn’t be able to leave the town. Montag also has a dramatic effect on Beatty, which left him to kill himself, and later the city explodes. In the novel, 1984, the effectiveness of the plan failed and became a dystopian for the main character, Winston. Towards the end of the story, Winston shows how Big Brother had finally gotten to him by telling the love of his life, Julia, “Under the spreading chestnut tree,I sold you and you sold me”. This quote represents how the effectiveness of the utopian society failed because it shows how Winston started off as a normal person, and by brainwashing him, they turned him into a totally different person. For the people of that society hope is very low, thanks to the team of people always watching making their lives miserable. Finally, in the movie The Giver, the effectiveness of their plan to control the people failed. Jonas - the hero of this movie - had became the new receiver for the injections and medicine and stopped giving them to the people because he believed in human rights and giving a chance for the people to have their own feelings. Due to Jonas’s braveness, he was able to change the Elder’s utopia into a dystopia. It then became a utopia for the people because they have feelings and can express themselves now. All three titles had an equally ineffective utopia, and ended up with their plans failing. Regardless of the implementation or motivation, 1984, Fahrenheit 451, and The Giver, are all unsuccessful in establishing a utopia because you can’t control

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