Similarities Between 1984 And Fahrenheit 451

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The two novels Fahrenheit 451 and 1984 have a similar theme of totalitarianism and are both very similar and different through the way that it affects the society. In both stories, it includes ideas of control and a dystopian society where majority of the people show a lack of knowledge for greater things. The protagonists in each setting are Montag (451) and Winston (1984), who both display signs of going against the flow, but have a major difference as Montag ends with having completed a goal and gained knowledge, while Winston gives in to the party and sees things the way the party wants him to. In 1984, the party desires to have full control over everything that goes on. They know every action and thought of every single person and control …show more content…

In Bradbury’s society, the firemen burn books because books promote a person’s view on a subject, which can be offensive to others. They also prevent people from deeper thinking by promoting the Parlor walls and through laziness. Orwell’s society also includes law enforcement to limit thinking through the Thought Police and technology (telescreens), as they desire to remain power as the Party and recognize that deep thinking is the beginning of a revolution. If the people in a society are not able to recognize what the Party is really doing, then they can remain in …show more content…

She showed him the importance of books and why real, deep thinking is so important and how empty life was for everyone else. Throughout the novel he had to undergo significant changes that involved the relationship with his wife, his job as a fireman, and his reputation in the society. He risked everything he had for what he believed was right, and even won the battle against Beatty (antagonist) as he killed him. This story ends with a very optimistic view as Montag has become a changed man and is sure of what he believes in, despite him losing his old life and possessions. Winston worked in the ministry of truth, where he helped always prove the party as right and good. He enjoyed his job as he was good at it, but disliked the fact that he could not remember the past. He grew up in this society and forgot about the times where the party was not in power. He represents the average citizen in the beginning, but eventually questions if the party is really “good”. He then begins his journey of finding the past through searching the Proles, committing thought crime in a diary, and having an illegal affair with Julia. The thing that makes Winston so different from Montag in Fahrenheit 451 is the outcome, as Winston and Julia both get arrested and they eventually find themselves being tortured and brainwashed by the party in the Ministry of Love and Room 101. The two of them are not able to

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