Examples Of Dystopia In Fahrenheit 451

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“The life where nothing was ever expected. Or inconvenient. Or unusual. The life without colour, pain, or past.” - Lois Lowry. If you were to ponder about a dystopian society, perhaps the first thing that would pop to mind would be a “perfect” world filled with destruction and war. If you were to compare a dystopian and modern-day civilization by just the small facts, they may indeed appear extremely different. But if you were to look at the bigger picture, they might just seem more similar than what may be expected. Though dystopian and modern-day society is particularly diverse in terms of organization and order, books such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Giver prove that the two versions of society are not as distinct as they appear to be. To …show more content…

For instance, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a perfect example of influence overtaking one's decision-making because the government convinces its people that knowledge and books are the most dangerous form of chaos and destruction. After all, it makes you believe in all kinds of lies, trapping you inside a world that isn't real. Although our current society is influenced in different ways, the government in Fahrenheit 451 convinces its people that knowledge is unnecessary and incredibly dangerous, and instead sugarcoats lies to its citizens until they are stuck in an alternate reality thinking life is perfect just the way it is. On page 40 of Fahrenheit 451, the book states, “That's all we live for, isn't it? for pleasure, for titillation? And you must admit our culture provides plenty of these.” (Bradbury 40) This quote shows that after the main character, Guy Montag tries to escape the mentally exhausting restraints of his society, as he realizes the world he lives in, antagonist Captain Beatty tries to coax lies to Montag so he doesn't fall deep into the rabbit hole. Ultimately, this leads to proving that influence destroys all in dystopian societies, whereas our world today isn't blemished as

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