Similarities Between Fahrenheit 451 And Lamb To The Slaughter

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Many stories have characters who fight against wrongs in society. Mary Maloney of “Lamb to the Slaughter” by Roald Dahl and Guy Montag of Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury are both characters who are happy with their lives in the beginning of the two stories, but both change who they are later on as they fight against wrongs. While there are definite differences between the motivations of Mary and Guy, the similarities between the characters are noticeable. In both stories the characters Mary and Guy are introduced as being happy and satisfied with life, they both are faced with challenges and become murderers, but the difference between the characters is how they fight back against wrongs. Both Mary Maloney and Guy Montag are happy with their lives in the beginning of story. For instance, Mary is dressed up waiting for her husband to get home, she is looking forward to going out to dinner with her husband. lamb to the slaughter Dahl writes, “she laid aside her sewing, stood up and went forward to kiss him as he came in.” (380). Mary loves her husband at the beginning of the story. She is expecting her first baby and …show more content…

Mary’s motivation is to get back at her husband, while Guy’s motivation is to change society. Mary reacts to her husband telling her he is leaving. “ at that point Mary Maloney simply walked up behind him and without any pause she swung the big frozen leg high in the air and brought it down as hard as she could on the back of his head.” She got back at (382). Her husband because her husband was leaving (divorcing Mary). In fact Guy is different then mary for this one Guy works to save the words of the books in hopes of changing the way people are living. “ Granger looked into the fire”Phoenix” (163). Guy is trying to be reborn. Therefore these two characters are different in their own ways one is trying to change society and the other is trying to get back at

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