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Fahrenheit 451 Dystopian Society Quotes

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Allie Condie once said, “When we read dystopia, we root for these people to break free because we are these people; hoping and fighting against things that are bigger than ourselves” (Famous Quotes About Dystopia). Today in society, most people are drawn to books written about dystopian societies. After reading them, some just think of it as a fiction writing with a good story plot. Many others are terrified that their country is spiraling down the same path as the book and fear they won’t survive. Government control, propaganda, and advancement in technology are all factors in this major apocalypse. Initially, government control is one of the major restrictions in a dystopian society. In Fahrenheit 451 the government decided to ban all books and burn them for reasons that are not stated clearly to the society. “ … we never ask questions, or at least most don’t; they just run the answers at you, bing, bing, bing, and us sitting there for four more hours…” (Bradbury 27). This quote shows that the government had completely changed how humans …show more content…

There’s always been a lottery…’” (Jackson 4). This quote is from one of the characters, Old Man Warner, who is an old man who continues to repeat the necessity of the lottery. For Warner, the lottery is associated with positive memories, which pushes the spreading of the propaganda that the lottery must exist for the good of the people. This character dismisses any concern that the stoning ritual may not be necessary for good harvest. This continues to push the idea that the ritual is necessary, and anyone who opposes is is looked down upon. The population of this town is so engaged in this lottery that, as it mentions on the first page, the first people there are the children who are gathering stones without finding the whole thing abnormal. Many readers find this a very frightening

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