Essay about The Matrix and Fahrenheit 451 Comparison

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1. The characters of Neo and Montag break away from the common society, come to terms with themselves, and strive to create an ideal world.
2. Breaking from normal society through one’s own will
a. Neo is rescued from the Matrix by Morpheus
i. It was Neo’s own decision to take the red pill. ii. Demonstrates desire to know the truth about world.
b. Montag admits he is unhappy in life and turns to books for knowledge.
i. It was Montag’s own curiosity and internal dissatisfaction with his current state. ii. He is thus able to turn against society to support his own ideals.
c. Having decided upon themselves to defect from the world of the common man, Neo and Montag enter a struggle to find their inner selves.
3. Finding the true
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At this point, he no longer has any confusion about himself and firmly believes in reforming society.
c. In discovering their paths, Neo and Montag strive to make their world a better place.
4. Understanding their purpose in life, Neo and Montag work to defeat the oppressive authority and to bring the ignorant people of society to the truth.
a. Neo fights against the machines controlling the Matrix to save his friends and the people trapped within the Matrix.
i. Neo sacrifices himself to save Morpheus from the agents. ii. This bravery and self-sacrifice, which are common of a heroic character, result in his revival and gaining of superhuman abilities. iii. Using these abilities, he overwhelms the opponent that had killed him before, demonstrating that he has truly become “the one”. iv. By the end of the story, Neo joins his comrades in their mission to free everyone in the Matrix, fulfilling his role as a savior.
b. In the same way, Montag takes his stand against the firemen, whom he feels are unjust for limiting people’s freedom.
i. After having his books discovered, Montag turns against the firemen, incinerating Captain Beatty. ii. In doing so, he had declared his rejection of and defiance against that society. iii. Having decided his goal, Montag joins the intellectuals in their quest to change their world to the way they see fit. iv. After the bomb destroys the city, he and the intellectuals decide to rebuild society so that the mistakes of the

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