Similarities Between Fahrenheit 451 And The Dystopian World

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What makes the modern American society so different from the dystopian world? Different governments give us different societies. There are several differences and similarities in the governments between the modern American society and the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut and The Selection by Kiera Cass. In the culture of Fahrenheit 451, the government didn't want their citizens to read books to gain knowledge, so they banned all the books from them; in Harrison Bergeron, their government was lowering everyone to make them all equal; the book The Selection was giving each individual a specific number to represent their wealthiness, though it did depend on the family and that person’s gender the same time.…show more content…
However, there are similarities between the two worlds. One of the similarities between the two worlds is that books do exist. “He put his hand back up and took out two books and moved his hand down and dropped the two books to the floor” (Bradbury 63). In Fahrenheit 451, books exist just like it does in the modern American society. For example, the novel Fahrenheit 451 is a real book. Though the dystopian worlds and the modern American world, both have the existence of books, they treat the books differently. The society in the novel destroys books. The citizens do not like books because they think books cause everyone to be hurt by words in the them and that’s why the government wants to keep individuals away from it. “‘Do you ever read any of the books you burn?’ He laughed. ‘That's against the law!’” (Bradbury 5). This is a part of the conversations between Clarisse and Montag. Clarisse is a brilliant and clever girl, and of course, she got these amazing characteristics from reading a countless number of books. Guy Montag is a fireman who burns books. This quote gives the idea of how in their world, reading books is illegal or even having the existence of it is illegal. In the modern American society, the world believe books are a source of knowledge. “Probably the most important boundary of what books are for is using books to gain knowledge”(Times are…show more content…
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Cass, Kiera. The Selection. HarperTeen, 2012. Used textual evidence to compare the modern American world with a dystopian world in a comparison essay.

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