Similarities Between Fahrenheit 451 And Pleasantville

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True happiness can already be achieved in our society, as we have knowledge we need to know to sustain that. However, in the societies of Fahrenheit 451 and Pleasantville, that is not the case. Certain aspects of knowledge that are available in our society are being suppressed in the two works (literature in Fahrenheit 451, culture in Pleasantville). It can be said that knowledge does contribute to true happiness; it drastically lowers false happiness, increases diversity, and allows for change.

False happiness is a big issue that shapes the stories of the book and the novel. In both societies of Fahrenheit 451 and Pleasantville, the populace has everything even slightly unpleasant taken out of their routine, causing them to lead easy, uninterrupted lives as shown by the quote said by Captain …show more content…

In Pleasantville, everyone had a mind of their own because of change that was caused by Mary Sue’s audacious decision to not heed Bud’s warnings. As previously stated, Mary Sue brought Skip to Lovers Lane, causing a rose to turn red. Throughout the film, citizens of the town changed colour as well, especially the ones that visited the library. Mary Sue changed colour after she began reading. Bud changed colour after he punched a gang membersomeone in the face after they cornered his “mother”. People changed colour after a part of them changes. In Fahrenheit 451, the only person who changed for the better because of new knowledge is Montag, as he is enlightened by the books he read, which came from the multiple conversations with his former friend Clarisse. Faber might’ve fit in this category, but he already read books from the start, so he wasn’t included. Because of his newfound knowledge, Montag was able to feel true, unrestricted happiness, while almost everybody else lived in

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