In Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury conceptualizes a society based on censorship. In the society depicted in the novel, books are burned when they are discovered in anyone 's possession. Montag’s job is to burn books and the houses containing them to ash. “‘Do you ever read any of the books you burn?’ ‘That’s against the law’” (Bradbury, 8)! Montag seems horrified that Clarisse would ask him a question with such an obvious answer, but the truth is Montag is really curious as to what lies within these forbidden books.
Television is capable of entertaining, but books will teach and go beyond. The social and political attitudes ( public feelings of ethics and politics) towards books in Fahrenheit 451 is highly negative, and books or even considered evil by many. This is a society that has based mainstream social life off of television and has found the necessity of books as minuscule and almost nonexistent centuries ago. Ray Bradbury (author of Fahrenheit 451) noticed that something like this was almost starting to begin in the early 1950s. Bradbury uses the points of showing the advantages society has by keeping books relevant combined with the dark image of what a world with no literature is really like.
Lovecraft did not made up the terror he reflected in his stories, it is the terror of what he faced and struggled, that affected him deeply to the extent to write about it. He had a rough life, as the history of his family is full of human delicacy and nervous breakdowns. Moreover, he dropped out of school, without graduating, and that made Lovecraft battle unemployment for the rest of his life. Lovecraft depended on a theory, which is a result of his lifetime results and beliefs that he applied in his works. This theory is Cosmicism, which means a universe with no God or any divine power, and that the humankind will disappear, just like the age of dinosaurs, and a new race of new creatures will appear.
The significance of existentialism portrayed in “The Outsider” “The Outsider” by Albert Camus is often considered an introduction to the philosophical school of existentialism, even winning its author a Nobel Prize. It was published in 1942, during the last stretch of the Second World War, when the enveloping atmosphere was one of pessimism, desperation and of spent hope due to the senseless fighting. The circumstances of the novel’s composition was an era where one of its main belief of there being no greater meaning to anything making it a natural backdrop for the theme of existentialism. In spite of this, Albert Camus refused to be identified with the existentialist movement, responding in an interview: “No, I am not an existentialist.” Nonetheless, the main character of the novel, Meursault, is in many ways an embodiment of existentialism, a projector of the philosophy’s ideologies in his thoughts and actions. Existentialism is a philosophy that emphasizes individual existence, freedom and choices.
Garyn G. Roberts wrote in his report over King “King is an avid student of those who preceded him in this field” (Coddon 83). He also said “Movies like Dark Council and the October Country provides a harvest of dark fantasy and weird fiction which he's been imitated and emulated in his work”. He also believes “The Shining” is his first haunted house book (Coddon 86). Stephen King is one of our generations best and most popular novelist. He has been writing all of his life it was his destiny that brought him to the writing world.
Zamyatin perseus the conventions of a science fiction genre but it becomes incidental so he can criticize his society’s goal on controlling equality when personal freedom is sacrificed. Within the development of writing his novel through a criticism mindset, he conceives a new genre of literature, dystopian. Dystopian novels are recognized for warning about the dangers of unchecked control over a state. The novel We has many aspects of a dystopian novel. This is because, as stated, he was the first to write a dystopian novel.
Fahrenheit’s society differs because it burns books to limit information instead of today’s society having easy access to information. Books in Fahrenheit are burned to keep equality resulting in the people not letting the people very informed. They don't have phones that feed them information or libraries making them have more limitations on information. It demonstrates that they burn books to limit information because it states, “Monday burn Millay, Wednesday Whitman, Friday Faulkner, burn them to ashes, then burn the ashes. That’s our official slogan” (Bradbury, P.8)??
In the time of ‘The Time Machine’: Everyone is familiar with the works of science fiction of Herbert George Wells. In literature he(and Jules Verne) is the father of the science fiction genre and a master storyteller in a way that was refreshing and innovating. His style of writing was groundbreaking and ahead of his time. It’s only 30 years later that the term science fiction was coined.. In this paper we will scrutinize one of his most popular stories: ‘The Time Machine’ and its manuscript or genesis.
Ex secret agent wrote book regarding of secret operations that UK was operating in 90’s. He as the witness and the part of operation described details of operations that UK kept secret. The News wanted to write a small article regarding book, so they contacted the author of the book, however UK government banned this action and the accused that information that was kept was so secret that entire nation could have been in danger if it was available for public. The case went through the court where judge supported the statement that such highly secret information must have remained behind the curtains. The News, considered this courts’ action as not valid.
All through modern writing, dystopian novels remains popular among readers because of the significance to modern times which deal with the constant reminder of wars and observant governments, such as The Handmaid’s Tale by Margaret Atwood and 1984 by George Orwell. George Orwell stated in a letter explaining why he wrote 1984 that “there is no such thing as a history of our own times which could be universally accepted, and the exact sciences are endangered as soon as military necessity ceases to keep people up to the mark.” Due to people’s biases and different perspectives, exact history does not exist, so assertion one can be verified as well as assertion two since these societies hold the rights of technological advancements. The lack of one consistent recollection and the attempt to rewrite history of an event in the past causes an inaccurate representation of a circumstance. In The Handmaid’s Tale, Offred remembers the past as a daydream where she had freedom in how she lived her life, however, Aunt Lydia recalls history differently where women acted distastefully, “The spectacles women would make of themselves...bare backs and shoulders on the street, in public... A successful life for her was one that avoided things,” because of these differing of opinions, history cannot be exact if some women appeared floozy or but to others it implies normality (55). Along with Aunt Lydia’s account of a strange past, Winston Smith in 1984 recalls different events that occur