Similarities Between Fahrenheit 451 And 1984

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Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Brabury, and 1984, by George Orwell are booth science fiction novels that have elements of fantasy. Although they are science fiction they each can be still known to connect to our current society. Many themes in the novels society can relate to our society, such as government corruption and human interactions. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury truly predicted what the world would be like in the future, for both his time period and ours as well. The society Bradbury describes is in many ways similar to the society we live in now. For one, we have grown into a much more technology-based society. More and more people want more technology and better access to this technology, such as, quicker computers, quicker internet, high …show more content…

Fahrenheit’s 451 societies reflect onto our society that people there are becoming more and more physically violent towards one another. Clarisse tells Montag that she is “afraid of children my own age. They kill each other... Six of my friends have been shot in the last year alone. Ten of them died in car wrecks. I’m afraid of them and they don’t like me because I’m afraid (Bradbury, 30). In today’s society one cannot turn on the television without hearing some kinds of shooting from teenagers or even a local school shooting. They kill and wreck things just for the fun of it, they are just as dangers as Clarisse’s society. In 1984 details there is the effectiveness of torture in a totalitarian state, but torture is not limited to physical suffering. It is related to more mind control and brainwashing behavior. However there is indeed physical suffering by the Ministry of Love, “His body was flung across the cell and fetched up against the base of the lavatory seat. For a moment he lay as though stunned, with dark blood oozing from his mouth and nose. A very faint whimpering or squeaking, which seemed unconscious, came out of him (Orwell, 63). The branch of government that oversees torture is ironically named the Ministry of Love, although it is acted on through torture, the Ministry is able to transform rebellious minds into loving

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