Examples Of Dystopian Society In Fahrenheit 451

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What if there was a society where people didn’t have freedom and rights or if they tried to hide their feelings and pretend everything is positive? Is our society close to that now, or is our society much different from that description? In the novel Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury, the citizens don’t have the rights we have today. The people try to hide their feelings and only care about themselves. This describes our society a little because people are still fighting for rights and there is crime wherever you go. The dystopian society in Fahrenheit 451 is much like and different from our society today.
In the novel, the people act dull and in unison. Even their houses have no front porches. The government removed anything that made …show more content…

In the book, Beatty says, “People want to be happy, isn’t that right… I want to be happy, people say… Don’t we keep them moving…” (pg. 56). He thinks that if people keep moving, they won’t have time to think about their problems. Along with hiding their feelings, people are very selfish. An example of greed is Mildred, who wants a fourth TV so she can live up to everyone else’s standards. “How long you figure before we save up and get the fourth wall torn out and a fourth wall-TV put in? It’s only two thousand dollars.’ ‘That’s one-third of my yearly pay.’ ‘It’s only two thousand dollars,’ she replied. ‘And I should think you’d consider me sometimes’” (pg. 18). Mildred expects Montag to pay for the TV, even though it costs so much money. In our society, people don’t always pretend to be joyful. There is violence everywhere and crime everywhere. If people were happy, there would be no pain and suffering, but there is. On the other hand, our society is like the one in Fahrenheit 451 because we too are self- involved. People only spend time on their phones or computers or TVs. People never spend time with each other, but instead find value in their virtual friends. Society today, as one could see, is much like and different from the Fahrenheit 451 dystopia regarding feelings and emotions.
The dystopian society has many laws that people in the present would consider abnormal because they live in a free country.

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