Dystopian Societies In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Have you ever compared our society to a dystopian society and thought that they share similarities? Dystopian societies are often seen as living nightmares, but someone's utopia can be another's dystopia. Could that be associated with our modern society? Although dystopian societies like Fahrenheit 451 and Legend aren’t exactly like modern-day society, control and free will relate to a dystopian society. Strict control has effects on society and its citizens. In Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, their society burns books to destroy knowledge resulting in citizens being uneducated. “Is it true that long ago firemen put fires out instead of going to start them?” (Bradbury, 6.) This quote shows the effects of a controlled society, citizens are highly controlled to the point it makes them poorly educated. Their government hides and destroys knowledge but they do this to have more control over society. Fahrenheit 451’s government does not want its citizens to be intelligent because it would be more difficult for the government to control people. Fortunately, in our present-day society, we are allowed to take in as much knowledge as we please. Our society encourages intelligence in citizens so that they can succeed in their lives. …show more content…

The book Legend by Marie Lu shows a controlled society, citizens are forced to take a trial that decides their place in society. The Republic hides the truth of what truly happens to citizens who failed the test, which results in the protagonists rebelling against the Republic. “If you want to rebel, rebel from inside the system. That’s much more powerful than rebelling outside the system.” (Lu, 245.) Compared to Legend's society, our control is not as severe as it is in dystopian societies since we have a bit more independence and more

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