Dystopian Societies In Fahrenheit 451 And The Hunger Games

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The famous French playwright Jean Racine once said, “Justice in the extreme is often unjust." This quote is an example of what happens in dystopian society. Dystopian societies and modern-day societies have many differences and similarities. For example, censorship occurs in both modern-day and dystopian societies, although dystopias tend to have far more severe consequences. Another difference is the punishments someone might receive for speaking out against those in power. Despite the many differences, there is always at least one individual willing to speak up about the injustice they witness and say what they believe is right. The dystopian societies in Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games are often similar to modern-day society, but the …show more content…

In the dystopian society of Fahrenheit 451, the firemen burned all books because people were not allowed to own books, and those who had them were arrested or even burned alive in some cases. This is because people that would read books would get ideas and start thinking and rebel against the people in power. But in modern-day society, people with authority will ban books if they think that the books are not appropriate. Even if people have the banned books, their houses will not get raided or burned down like in Fahrenheit 451. Another example in the novel Fahrenheit 451, is reflected in the following quote: "A book is a loaded gun in the house next door." Burn it." (Bradbury 56) This shows that the society in Fahrenheit 451 thinks that knowledge from books is dangerous, but instead of banning books, they decide to burn them and the house that they are in. This conveys the difference in censorship between dystopian society and modern-day society. These are examples that show that a dystopian society makes things more extreme than modern-day …show more content…

A similarity between dystopian society and modern-day society is how in both societies, some people stand up for what they believe is right. For example, in both societies, some people disagree with the decisions made by those in power. For example, in The Maze Runner, Thomas explains, "It makes me sick! All of this- the grievers, the walls moving, the Cliff- they’re just elements of a stupid test. We're being used and manipulated." (Dashner 270) This is an example of people standing up for what they believe because, in the novel The Maze Runner, Thomas is giving a speech to rebel against the creators of the maze. Another example of this is in the Hunger Games when Katniss and Peeta decide to defy the government by choosing to die together rather than kill one another. These all show that in both societies there are people who rebel against the injustices made by the people in

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