Compare Fahrenheit 451 And A Streetcar Named Desire

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6. In daily life happily ever afters are hard to come by, and this is reflected in many famous literary works such as “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury and “A Streetcar Named Desire” by Tennessee Williams. Both texts tell of the protagonists, Guy Montag and Blanche DuBois, and their struggle to resolve their personal goals. But throughout the texts they are met by complications time and time again as they handle problems badly and are dependent on others to overcome their problems. Although the protagonists of “Fahrenheit 451” and “A Streetcar Named Desire” live in two drastically different societies, both are not satisfied with their current way of living and desire a change and improvement in their life. In “A Streetcar Named Desire”, the title of the play itself signifies Blanche’s desire to escape from the reality of her life, as she is haunted by her past and is currently living a life of insecurity, due to the loss of Belle Reve. Ironically, the streetcar named Desire did not bring her to what she truly wanted, an end of all her problems, and she in fact lost her sanity. The reason for Blanche’s tragic ending is due to the avoidance of her problems, shown metaphorically in the form of a flimsy paper lantern on top of a lamp. It temporarily hid all her secrets and simultaneously covered the reality of life from Blanche’s eyes, but when Mitch rips off the paper lantern Blanche realises that all was revealed. Montag on the other hand, discovered that there is much more

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