1984 And Fahrenheit 451

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What would it be like to be stripped of your first amendment rights, not in the past, but in the future? George Orwell, and Ray Bradbury are the authors of the two books 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 about two men in the future in society that discourages free thought. In Fahrenheit, Guy Montag, the protagonist, is a fireman who burns books, and lives in a world where people are fed information through the media, while in 1984, Winston, the protagonist, is not allowed to even think because it will lead to death! Although Bradbury and Orwell had different reasons for writing the book, they’re stories are remarkably similar. Bradbury and Orwell, lived in different eras and were inspired differently, with Bradbury inspired by the “Vast Wasteland”and…show more content…
As well as in 1984, the government in Fahrenheit brainwashes the people saying that the Fire department was"...Established in 1790, to burn English-influenced books in the colonies. First fireman: Benjamin Franklin..." (Bradbury 32). The book by Bradbury shows that the people have been brainwashed to hate books and that history had been changed so that they could seem right. Also, in 1984 they brainwash people add well, as to rewrite history to match the party. In Orwell 's 1984, the author tells the reader that"... Who controls the past... Controls the future: who controls the present controls the past..." (Orwell 30). This quote makes the the reader realize that the government controls history. This also shows the similarity between the two books. Lastly, a woman would have to have some reason to have "...reached out to them in contempt to them all, and struck the kitchen match against the railing..." (Bradbury 37). This shows that the people aren 't allowed to have a free month anatomy the government. This correlated to 1984, where people who revolt are faced with torture and death for fighting in what they believe in. This does the similarities in the bold despite their different upbringings.
Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 are both books about a dystopian society which discourages freedom of speech, however were both influenced differently and with different purposes. The authors used their freedom of speech to protest ideas which the protagonists couldn’t. They show the reader the importance of the first amendment, and remind one, of them taking it for granted. With freedom of speech, everyone is allowed to criticize their government so that they can become better. It leads the reader to think, could it happen to
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