Similarities Between Truman And Montag

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In The Truman Show at the very end, Christof tells Truman “I know you better than you know yourself,” to which Truman replies, “You never had a camera inside my head.” Montag is the same as Truman in this way, his society can’t control what he’s thinking. Truman and Montag both live in a world that they can’t control, yet they both want to escape the world they live in or at least change it. Both Truman and Montag deal with loneliness, limitations, and betrayal because of their societies. Loneliness is something that both of the main characters experience throughout the movie or book. On page 44 of Fahrenheit 451 Montag is thinking “a silly empty man near a silly empty woman, while the hungry snake made her still more empty.” Both Truman and Montag had little to no real friends or family that loved or cared for them. Montag only has Clarisse, who was killed, and Faber, while Truman only ever had Lauren as he knew her when her actual name was Sylvia, but she was taken away from him because the producers didn’t want her in their show. Page 82 of Fahrenheit 451 is a conversation between Montag and Faber, Montag tells Faber “‘Nobody listens any more. I can’t talk to the walls because they’re yelling at me. I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what I have to say.’” Truman’s ‘friends’ are told what to say to him, they don’t have to listen to Truman, they only have to say what they hear from the producers. Montag’s ‘friends’ on the other
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