Similarities Between Anthem And Fahrenheit 451

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Down goes society, falling to the ground. Destroyed because of the wisdom and curiosity of the crowd. Ray Bradbury writes Guy Montag as a man of curious and intelligent, but blundering nature. Montag is inquisitive about all things unanswered in the world and intends to find the answers. Author Ayn Rand composes main character Equality 7-2521 as strong, but vain
. He, like Guy Montag, aims to change society for the better. Both characters plan on changing society by starting a revolution. In the stories Anthem and Fahrenheit 451, the writers
Ayn Rand and Ray Bradbury, focus on the controlling of society through the government and propaganda to show that society and its strict rules can lead the public to start a revolt. Imagine not being …show more content…

Ayn Rand shows oppression in the quote, “It is a sin to write this. It is a sin to think words no others think and to put them down upon a paper no others are to see. It is base and evil. It is as if we were speaking alone to no ears but our own. And we know well that there is no transgression blacker than to do or think alone” (Rand 7). This excerpt from page seven is saying that if they were sharing their thoughts to anyone other than themselves, then they would be punished. Oppression is shown in Fahrenheit 451 by Captain Beatty. Beatty is Guy Montag’s constant oppressor. The captain is an oppressor by making Montag feel anxious and guilty because he reads books, but this makes Beatty a hypocrite because he read books too. Captain Beatty stresses the danger of literature, but constantly quotes it to Montag. Suppression in Anthem is shown when the council refuses to praise or even acknowledge Equality 7-2521’s invention of light. Suppression is not just a fabrication made up in stories, most authors take tales of suppression and oppression from around the world and mold it into their stories. Suppression is displayed in the novel Fahrenheit 451 in the burning and banning of books. Throughout the story, both minor and major characters break the law by owning and reading books. Ray Bradbury allowed his writing of Fahrenheit 451 to be influenced by the Nazi book burnings. The …show more content…

Rand pens, “And the day will come when I shall break all chains of the earth, and raze the cities of the enslaved, and my home will become the capital of a world where each man will be free to exist for his own sake. For the coming of that day shall I fight, I and my sons and my chosen friends. For the freedom of man. For his rights. For his life. For his honor” (Rand 86). This quote is proving that Equality is planning to take his future sons and his closest friends and raze the city that wronged him. He wants to fight for the freedom and rights of everyone. From the way Equality is thinking, it is clear that he is not doing this for glory or honor, but to help and protect the future generation that will live in his world. While Equality plans to make the world start over, Guy Montag never got the chance to try, the government destroyed hsi==is city before he could try to save it. Montag wanted to start over by staying with Granger and his new community and memorizing his chosen book. Before planning to start their nations over, both Montag and Equality 7-2521 achieved many acts of rebellion. Equality continually uses his intelligence to create inventions or solve problems even when he is told he is ignorant and just a street sweeper. In Fahrenheit 451, Montag does what is said to be forbidden and dangerous: he read books. Montag acquires very much

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