1984 Vs Fahrenheit 451

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Guy Montag is a person living in America in the year 2020. He starts out as a politically correct fireman who loves doing his job, burning books. He is married and lives an ordinary lifestyle in a society where reading is illegal, and being intellectual is looked upon. One day on his way home from work, he meets an interesting young lady named Clarisse, who confesses that she loves reading and nature. Clarisse gave Montag a newfound desire to change society’s way of thinking for the better, and eventually the curiosity spreads to Montag and he begins to steal books. Similarly,the main character of 1984, Winston Smith, wrestles with oppression in Oceania, a place where the Party examines all humans actions with the ever-watchful Big Brother.…show more content…
In these two books we can see similarities in the setting, tone, and general atmosphere in the false utopian worlds as well as the similitudes in the way government has taken full power over the people banning intellectuality. In Orwell’s 1984 the city of London as well as in Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 the city always seems to be gray and dull, however while the city of London is dark with ruined buildings and lifeless, the 21st century city in Fahrenheit 451 is given the livelihood to by the constant warm temperatures.The setting in 1984 is described in the opening passage of the book where the place where Winston lives is described. As…show more content…
The governments of Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 use specific methods to make sure the people obey and the government has control over them. First of all, the government will get rid of anyone not obeying or loving the government. For example, in 1984 the country of Oceania people who are against the Big Brother and the Party are punished and eliminated.All people were to obey and love the Big Brother and The Party, however Winston had not obeyed this and had been caught. After Winston had been caught for his thoughtcrime there was only one way that the Party was sure they had reformed Winston into loving the Big Brother and that was by the use of violence. They had used fear and severe torture to make Winston admit everything and betray even the love for Julia. This was done by bringing him to imprisonment and torturing him to almost death. Secondly, the patrol of the thoughtpolice had always been on watch to catch anyone being against, and even the people were enemies to one another reporting each other. The government watches the people constantly, limits their sources of information, and has even invented a new language Newspeak in order to eliminate any use of words that can give people ideas. If people don’t know a word to express what they feel, like injustice. they will eventually ignore that feelings. Likewise, in Fahrenheit 451 the government has
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