Fahrenheit 451: A Comparative Analysis

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Set in the 24th century, the book Fahrenheit 451 tells the story of the protagonist, Guy Montag. At first, Montag takes pleasure in his profession as a fireman, burning illegally owned books and the homes of their owners. However Montag soon begins to question the value of his profession and in turn, his life. In the year 2081. In story of Harrison Bergeron, The amendments 211, 212, and 213 are added to the Constitution, every American is fully equal, meaning that no one is stupider, uglier, weaker, or slower than anyone else. The Handicapper General and a team of agents ensure that the laws of equality are enforced by having citizens wear handicaps to keep everyone the same. Ignorance is a way to protect people from knowing the truth of what is really taking place. In both of these dystopian stories there are three things that if they were …show more content…

In both dystopian stories knowledge is the reason the protagonist gets into trouble. In Fahrenheit 451, guy montag’s involvement with the knowledge of books turns his life upside down. He starts out in the book a care free fireman working nine to five burning books, to a felon on the run after he torched his fire captain. Knowledge ruined his life, but if he never met Clarisse he’d be living a somewhat happy life. Knowledge doesn’t provide happinest look at our society, the NSA spying on citizens, presidential candidates committing treason, and illegal immigrants crossing the border to have children to leech of welfare. In fahrenheit montag’s city is destroyed because of an immense hate the rest of the world has on his country due to the rest of the world starving. In today's world the middle east, they hate us so due some countries like Russia, Austria, Germany, and most other of the Russian/European countries are not so fond of us sparking up terrorist organizations that cause chaos. By malpination, governments can protect their citizens by illuding the

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