Comparing Lord Of The Flies And Fahrenheit 451 Comparison Essay

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Ray Bradbury and William Golding have very similar themes in their books. All the way from human interaction and social conditioning. Lord of the Flies consists of a story due to the lack of social conditioning and Fahrenheit 451 portrays what it's like after too much too powerful social conditioning. Connecting the overlapping ideas of social conditioning, knowledge, identity, and truth in these two novels leads to a better understanding of human behavior. Specifically, social conditioning is a process that limits and adds certain things to a society to establish an official way the society will live. It has its pros and cons, and it is clear that both of these authors have their opinions on it. Bradbury obviously believes that it is carrying us to a dystopian world and Golding portrays that it is necessary for a civilized society. In The…show more content…
Depending on the way one looks at it, the characters of Golding's novel are almost guilty of doing exactly what the characters of Bradbury's novel are. They almost disregard the need for knowledge, which is different from Montag in Fahrenheit 451. Montag strives to find knowledge, because he begins to value knowledge, thought, and ideas rather than tangible items. Similarly, the bible says "Choose my instruction instead of silver, knowledge rather than choice gold"(Proverbs 8:10). It is interesting how there are ways in which Bradbury conveys the idea, agreeing with the bible, that thinking should be more important than wealth or items, while Golding conveys the idea that knowledge is important in certain forms. Like to the boys stranded on the island, there were some things they needed to know, and other things they didn't. They needed to know things like how to be rescued or how to kill a pig. The two authors convey different ideas that knowledge is more important than other items, vs certain knowledge is only necessary for certain
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