Fahrenheit 451 Ready Player One Analysis

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Webster’s Dictionary defines character as, “the mental and moral qualities distinctive to an individual”, these qualities can range from a simple opinion, to an action, to a character’s lifestyle. While Guy Montag from Fahrenheit 451 and Wade from Ready Player One are both uniquely distinct, they share many qualities that unites them as one. The first similarity of the two characters is that they both come from a world where modern technology consumes everyone’s daily lives, and both Wade and Montag must realize that a virtual reality, whilst perfect in sense, is not the truth. Montag realizes this after Clarisse asks him if he is truly happy, his immediate answer is a defensive yes, but after his wife tries to commit suicide, and Montag starts to think about his situation, he realizes that his response to Clarisse was a lie. “He was not happy. He was not happy. He said the words to himself,” (Bradbury, 9). This sudden realization that Montag has changes his view on almost everything, and caused him to fight the comfort of his daily life to seek the truth left in the real world. Wade also goes through similar circumstances, and when he wins The Hunt, and finally meets…show more content…
Montag’s main goal was to bring actual intellectual data back to everyone, and his main way of doing that was by stealing books, but he was unsure of how to change peoples’ views. When Granger told Montag that, “even when we had books on hand, a long time ago, we didn’t use what we got out of them,” Montag realizes that people must be taught over time, so that they can understand what is being said, rather than having it shoved down their throats. Wade learned patience by persevering and not giving up no matter how long The Hunt took. The first key took Wade, “five long years,” to find (Cline, 9). He had to learn that if he waited and focused he could eventually win The Hunt, and once he learned that, he
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