Similarities Between Anthem And Fahrenheit 451

422 Words2 Pages

“Communism is the corruption of a dream of justice” said by Adlai E. Stevenson. Communist governments oppress and limit basic rights of their people. In cuba for instance, Cuban law limits freedom of expression, association, and has “tight control on religious institutions, affiliated groups, and individual believers.” These controlling communist nations are very similar to the world's found within the works of, Anthem by Ayn Rand, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, and Logans Run directed by Michael Anderson. Similarly these world, have oppressed individual with restricted freedoms. Cruel and unusual judgement is also common in these cities such as, burning to death, or hunted down by vicious mechanical animals. These laws can accurately …show more content…

Books inform us of the mistakes taken in the past as well as prepare us for events of the future. In dystopian societies however, the government disposes any source of knowledge of the past. In Fahrenheit- 451 the irony of protagonist Montag's job is to destroy all books in which provide knowledge. Montag notices the worship of books through his burned victims. Montag begins to question the secrecy of his government and it’s determination to destroying education; "There must be something in books, things we can't imagine, to make a woman stay in a burning house; there must be something there. You don't stay for nothing." (Bradbury 48). Since the government was so conspirative and strict on the destruction of books, it strikes Montags interest as to why these books need to be burned. Logans Run Throughout Rand’s ANthem, THe protagonist Equality lives under a world of collectivism. All members need to be seen as the same. This world eliminated all knowledge of the previous free lifestyle where books and manuscripts are restricted only to the Scholars. The point within their society is to equalize all citizens and advocate sameness. Equality's city enforces this by having all members suggest to themselves as “We” Once equality had first read the word “I”, “the book fell from [his] hand and [he] wept” (Rand 98). Reading books provides knowledge of individuality in which is against the beliefs of their society. When

Open Document