Similarities Between Fahrenheit 451 And 1984

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"Those who would give up essential Liberty, to purchase a little temporary Safety, deserve neither Liberty nor Safety” (Benjamin Franklin). Benjamin Franklin, a founding father of the United States demonstrates how important one’s freedom is and the fear that government surveillance could dominate society. These terms are common trade offs to each other, however Franklin portrays the idea of how it is not worth it to sacrifice freedom for personal privacy. These aspects are portrayed throughout three novels, Fahrenheit 451, 1984, and Little Brother. Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, is a novel which presents a potential future American, modern society, revolved around technology controlling people’s lives. The protagonist of this eventful …show more content…

1984 portrays a society that is built on sole government control, and a leader portrayed by the powerful Big Brother, set in the society of Oceania, London. Winston Smith is a member of the Outer Party and his role in society is to rewrite and change history. Everyone except the proles, the low ranked society who the government do not care about, are constantly being surveyed through modern telescreens that can monitor citizen’s movements and conversations. Winston and his beloved Julia, began to plot against the government by building their relationship built on love, and risk their safety and freedom being torn away. Eventually, these characters are caught and enter the Ministry of Love, a place that enforces love to Big Brother through fear. Winston finally learns to worship Big Brother, and the government has used their power to manipulate society’s minds. Additionally, Cory Doctorow’s Little Brother incorporates the important ideas of having liberty to speak your mind and do what you choose. Little Brother is written through the perspective of a teenage boy, Marcus Yallow, who has never been a stickler to rules and loves exploring the X-net and

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