Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games are both examples of titles that are included in the dystopian genre. This genre includes a futuristic society where government has supreme control and gives citizens the illusion that they have a perfect society. Firstly, both Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games have a society where they are kept away from information, independent thought is discouraged, and freedom is restricted. Also, they both have a society where the general public is constantly paranoid that they are under surveillance. Lastly, both societies dehumanize those living in it.
Fahrenheit 451 a dystopian novel full of social commentary and so much more, comparing reality in a commentary to our real problems as a society. In every example presented in this essay a clear picture of a dystopian society is painted. From Fahrenheit 451 to District 9 every author revealed major characteristics that all dystopian societies have. I main set of characteristics were common in every example which was propaganda and corruption which would lead to abuse of power. These types of books and films allows us to experience a society which is degrading and unfair and allow us to appreciate the still messed up society we live in now.
In modern day society, there is no possibility of a utopia, if one were to be created someone's dystopia would be created. Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury, is a novel that explains that there will always be a dystopia, but people can do what they can to make it better, the relates to modern day society because the same lesson can still be taught. Author Ray Bradbury discusses in his dystopian novel, that the laws the futuristic world are very hard to follow, talking or even thinking is in some ways banned along with books being burned. Modern day society has a lot of rights compared to Montag’s dystopian world which is filled with rules such as being a pedestrian. There is a law about being a pedestrian in the novel, Fahrenheit 451,
Dystopia is a popular genre in which authors write about a fictional society that is perceived to be perfect and ideal by the vast majority of the people in it. Authors must intrigue the reader, and this is difficult because they have to somehow illustrate a future that is vaguely similar to ours. However, it has to be completely fictional, which makes it tough to formulate realistic storylines. Nevertheless, these authors use literary elements to counter these difficulties and produce realistic characters and you can see this when Ray Bradbury, Ayn Rand, and James Dashner use symbolism in their respected novels, Fahrenheit 451, Anthem, and The Maze Runner. This literary technique gives Dystopian Literature the uniqueness and adds the key elements to make the story flow.
We as humans enjoy dystopia because we can compare it to our own lives and see that things aren’t as bad as they could be. These types of stories are so far from reality while still being close enough that we can image them to be possible. Authors of dystopian stories use character development to create the scenes of their world, and filmmakers use cinematography and music to convey specific feelings. In Fahrenheit 451, the characters of Clarisse and Montag reveal the dangers of censorship. In Ready Player One, the world the characters live in warns us about the reality of climate change and our culture’s dependence on all things digital.
Fahrenheit 451 is set in a horrible, yet very possible, dystopian world. The setting is very undesirable because everyone thinks that books are bad so they have prohibited all of them. Everyone has this Belief because over time it has been convinced that books only bring sorrow. Most people have forgot about books and their importance, but the people who haven’t forgotten try to sneak books into their homes only to then have their homes burned, sometimes with them in it. Books are valuable, worth the time and effort, and in Montags’ world books are considered dangerous.
To quote Lionel Messi; “You have to fight to reach your dream. You have to sacrifice and work hard for it.” Matt Whyman’s The Wild, embodies this spirit, as the protagonist, sixteen year old Alexi, sacrifices his own desires as he departs on a harrowing journey to search for a cure to his younger brother, Misha’s, illness. Alexi illegally travels across the border into the metropolitan city of Moscow from the deserted Aral Sea that he knows to be home. Whyman is artistic as he explores the stark contrast of The Wild’s settings, using imagery to stimulate the reader’s imagination and providing a foundation on which they may develop an appreciation for the influence of different environments.
Individuality vs. Conformity The future is one idea that many authors try to write about, but only a few capture the essence of what society can truly become. Ray Bradbury has created astonishing works about how technology influences people's lives and one’s choices can affect their life. One of his works, a dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451 is about firefighters who start fires rather than stop them.
In Ray Bradbury and Suzanne Collins’s dystopian novels Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games, their protagonists Guy Montag and Katniss Everdeen shared evident similarities. If closely looked at further, a couple of differences can be spotted as well. Although one may notice a few differences between the protagonists in Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games, there are actually more similarities than one may realize, such as both protagonists conform to the dystopian society in the beginning but object to it in the end, both create alliances along the way, and they are both confused about their relationships. In the two dystopian novels Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games, their protagonists Guy Montag and Katniss Everdeen do have a couple of differences.
Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel written by Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451 is a society in which books are illegal and considered evil. If one is in possession of a book, the house is burned down, in which the books are inside. Conformity is a personality trait when an individual wants to behave similar to the rest society. One who changes their behavior because they want to fit in.