Similarities Between 1984 And Fahrenheit 451

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Dystopian novels displace what can happen to humanity and gives a warning message. In these novels they show a higher power that controls the rest of the community, also shows how the community has blind trust in the higher ups. With blind trust from the communities the higher ups can limit what they want to show the communities. There are many reasons why they do this, but one of the most main reason is to keep control of the communities. George Orwell and Ray Bradbury both show how having knowledge and having freedom of thought is needed. In Bradbury’s dystopian, Fahrenheit 451, where having second thoughts in higher ups aren’t there. Knowledge is limited to the community and this impact them by them putting blind trust in the government. …show more content…

Soon he starts to do it more and more, then one day he refuses to give the book back. This led to him being on the run, but the people in charge could not catch him. The community was shaken up by this, and the people in charge decided to lie about catching Montag. The announcement said, “…an announcer on the dark screen said, “The search is over, Montag is dead; a crime against society has been avenged.” (Fahrenheit 451). Because the higher ups want to keep the community under wraps, so they put false knowledge in them. They get to decide what the community can learn. The community doesn’t know better, so they don’t question it, but when someone does question the way of the higher ups it does not end well for them. In Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, “…anti? social. The girl? She was a time bomb. The family had been feeding her subconscious, I'm sure, from what I saw of her school record. She didn't want to know how a thing was done, but why. That can be embarrassing. You ask Why to a lot of things and you wind up very unhappy indeed, if you keep at it. The poor girl's better off dead” (Fahrenheit 451) . A girl that curious about the world and just wanted knowledge that ended up dead, because of those reasons. This shows how the community doesn’t question the government. Teenagers go “missing” when they don’t fit in with society expatiation, or when you getting to curious about knowledge. Without knowledge …show more content…

And the Ministry of Plenty, which was responsible for economic affairs. Their names, in Newspeak: Minitrue, Minipax, Miniluv, and Miniplenty.” (1984 273). The ministries use everything they have to keep their people in line and make sure that no knows the truth and knowledge. Both dystopian stories show how the higher ups can control what they think and how they act just by controlling their knowledge. Furthermore, in Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, The government control all of the rebelling with the community happiness. Remember, the firemen are rarely necessary. The public itself stopped reading of its own accord. You firemen provide a circus now and then at which buildings are set off and crowds gather for the pretty blaze, but it's a small sideshow indeed, and hardly necessary to keep things in line. So few want to be rebels any more. And out of those few, most, like myself, scare easily. Can you dance faster than the White Clown, shout louder than ‘Mr. Gimmick’ and the parlour ‘families’? If you can, you'll win your way, Montag. In any event, you're a fool. People are having fun." (Fahrenheit 451.171). The government tells the people that it won’t happen again and indicate that they have restricted actions of the people and there thoughts

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