In Ray Bradbury's story Fahrenheit 451 it talks about a fireman named Guy Montag that lives in a futuristic city. In Montag’s world firemen would start fires rather than putting them out. The people in this society did not read books instead they were always inside their house, did not think independently, and were always in front of a wall-sized television screen. Montag discovered a teenage girl named Clarisse who seemed very peculiar to Montag because she always thought of the most random things that no one would think of. In other words, she didn't act like everybody else.
All three stories are similar but different in their own ways. Wall-E is about a little robot who spends his days compacting debris into solid blocks and building structures with them. He was sent to earth to clean up this debris that humans created. Humans now live in space, not having to do anything with themselves except eating and destroying their bodies with the lack of any exercise. Similarly in Fahrenheit 451, Montag, the main character is forced to burn any and every book to try and remove the history of the past so no person can be more intelligent than one another.
Clarisse is like the chains breaking off of Montag or the prisoner, kept in the shadow. The allegory of the cave helps the reader understand that Clarisse was the enlightenment for Guy Montag. Throughout the entire story, Montag, and all of the other citizens were under the image that books were a bad thing, and firefighter had to light them up. Captain Beatty explains “...here was no longer need of firemen for the old purposes. They were given the new job, as custodians of our peace of mind, the focus of our understandable and rightful dread of being inferior; official censors, judges, and executors.
Do you follow the rules? In the book Fahrenheit 451 there is a character by the name of Guy Montag and he is the rebel of the story and contributes to the theme in a way that any other fictional character would. On the other hand, Clarisse thinks for herself and most of the time and disobeys the rules for the most part. And this essay will compare and contrast the Qualities that they both acquire. And I believe that Clarisse and Montag contribute to the theme because Clarisse changes Montag as the book goes on and Montag keeps Clarisse happy by being there for her and being her father figure Clarisse is crazy or at least that what she thinks and the world sees her as a crazy 16-year old that tends to overthink things.
Mildred forgoes true happiness and instead she constantly submerged herself in technology like her seashell radios and television walls. By having all of these technological devices and machines it allowed her to continually have an escape from reality. Her desperate need to escape led her to a suicide attempt. On page 10, it reads: “Without turning on the light he imagined how this room would look. His wife stretched on the bed, uncovered and cold, like a body displayed on the of a tomb, her
Near the end of Cannery Row, John Steinbeck includes a story about a gopher. Even though it seems random, this story is actually a parable about Doc and his realization that he will always feel alone despite being surrounded by the denizens of Cannery Row. The similarities between the gopher and Doc are apparent after viewing the quotes from the poem Black Marigolds in the surrounding chapters, quotes from other characters, and the descriptions of the rats and rattlesnakes at the end of the book. Both the gopher and Doc are dissatisfied despite having perfect lives. The gopher had it all.
They show and talk about how the future could and may end up if we don’t start realizing what we are doing to ourselves and the Earth. In Wall-E everyone is floating around on chairs. They have little screens in front of them to talk to each other so they do not have to move. To get food they simply just say what they want and a little robot brings it to them and everything is all in drink form. (Stanton) The theme here could be how technology affects people.
Clarisse was the first person to open Montag’s eyes to the world around him and give him the idea of happiness that he never knew he wanted. Mildred showed Montag how fake the happiness they had truly was and that there had to be more to life than what they were all living. Faber gave Montag the information and the guidance he needed to escape and the become the person he needed to be. All of these people showed him different truths about his life and about the world around him, and it is because of this that Montag changed and began to preserve literature and knowledge by the end of the book. As George Bernard Shaw once said, “Progress is impossible without change, and those who cannot change their minds cannot change
Ritvo speaks of “litter” which is not only composed of mice who have, like him, endured experimental cancer therapies, but the children Ritvo has never had. Stating “I want my mice to be just like me, I don’t have any children. I named them all Maxes”. (23-24) Naming them after himself,
Having an identity defines a person’s personality and traits. It also tells other people where the person learned his traits and morals. In the world, everyone is born with the same identity; however, a unique identity is flexible and changeable because a person can change his or her identity based on the environment he or she interacts with, as demonstrated by Guy Montag from Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451. Montag’s identity first changed when he was disturbed by a traumatic and revealing event. As a fireman in an alternate dystopian reality, Montag was happy with his job burning books.