Fahrenheit 451 Comparison Essay

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A dystopian society is dehumanizing, unpleasant, and completely unlike modern American society. Or is it? There are many similarities and differences between dystopian societies and modern American society. Three examples are in the book Fahrenheit 451, the film “2081”/”Harrison Bergeron”, and the novel The Selection. These similarities and differences can be represented in first responders, handicaps, and jobs. The dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury has many similarities and differences to the real world. One example is in first responders. In both Fahrenheit 451 and in the modern society first responders are a crucial part to staying alive for some people. For instance, “Sure, she’ll be okay. We got all the mean stuff right in our suitcase here, it can’t …show more content…

Handicaps are used in everyday life in both modern society and 2081. Also, not everyone uses the same or any handicaps in their life. But, in 2081 handicaps are used to limit the society and try to make everyone equal. Also, this uses rule of law because if a person qualifies for a handicap, they have to use it, and there are no exceptions. For example, “The strong wore weights to make them weaker; the intelligent wore earpieces that kept them from taking unfair advantage of their brains. Even the beautiful sometimes wore masks in situations where their beauty might simply be … too distracting” (Tupper 2). That is where handicaps differ from modern society. In American modern society people use handicaps to help them, like glasses and crutches. For example, “The purpose of eyeglasses and contact lenses is to correct or improve the vision of people” (Eyeglasses and Contact Lenses). In modern society everyone is given equal opportunities, but not everyone is equal. The handicaps in modern society help people unlike how in 2081 handicaps limit

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