Comparing Fahrenheit 451 And The Hunger Games

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Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games are both literary examples of a dystopian setting. A dystopian setting is an imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one. These literary works are dystopian because the government has full control over them. Some characteristics are information, independent thought, freedom is restricted. Also, the natural world is banished and distrusted. Finally, citizens conform to uniform expectations though individuals and dissent are bad. In Fahrenheit 451 a dystopian setting is seen through the restriction of information, independent thought, and freedom. In the society of Fahrenheit 451, the government looks down upon those who read books, …show more content…

In Fahrenheit 451, the outside world is not seen as a beautiful asset to the world itself, in fact it is not really seen at all. In this novel the only time the citizens of the society are outside is when they absolutely have to. Other wise they are all inside watching their pointless TV programs. The only character in the novel who ever mentions nature is Clarisse. She tells Montag how she likes it and thinks it is pretty. Montag finds this odd at first since he never took notice to it just like everyone else in their society. In The Hunger Games, the natural world is also banished and distrusted. Early on in the movie it is seen when the main character, Katniss, goes to a fenced off area that displayed a sign that said do not enter or no trespassing. This area is the natural world. The area in which their society lives in is run down and poor looking compared to the nice full forest and mountains that are fenced off. If they were ever found in the fenced off area they would be punished or be killed for going against the capitol's wishes.The only time the natural world is seen in the movie is in the hunger games arena

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