Comparing Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 And Wall-E

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Fahrenheit 451 Comparison

Fahrenheit 451 is extremely similar to The Veldt and Wall-E in many various ways. All three stories can be easily connected with the idea of the future. Fahrenheit 451’s storyline is about a guy named Montag who burns books for a living. The Veldt is about a family who basically lets technology control their lives, and Wall-E is about a robot who cleans up and crushes garbage all over this place we call earth. All three stories are similar but different in their own ways. Wall-E is about a little robot who spends his days compacting debris into solid blocks and building structures with them. He was sent to earth to clean up this debris that humans created. Humans now live in space, not having to do anything with themselves except eating and destroying their bodies with the lack of any exercise. Similarly in Fahrenheit 451, Montag, the main character is forced to burn any and every book to try and remove the history of the past so no person can be more intelligent than one another. “....blazing and burning to bring down that tatters and charcoal ruins of history.” (Bradbury, Pg. 1)
In the future, people try to hide what technology has done and is doing to the earth and the people living on it.
Montag is a ‘fireman’ who burns these books almost all the time; Montag’s wife is not very thrilled with the life she has to live with Montag. She attempts to commit suicide; “The small crystal bottle of sleeping tablets which earlier today had been filled with thirty capsules which now lay uncapped and empty in the light of the tiny flare.” (Bradbury, Pg. 13)
In the Veldt, the wife/mother is not very happy with her life either. In the book, the children have this ‘nursery’ that lets any person to have the ability to go to any
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Fahrenheit 451. New York: Simon and Schuster, 1967. Print.
Bradbury, Ray, and Gary Kelley. The Veldt. Mankato, MN: Creative Education, 1987. Print.
Wall-E. New York: Scholastic, 2008.
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