In Ray Bradbury and Suzanne Collins’s dystopian novels Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games, their protagonists Guy Montag and Katniss Everdeen shared evident similarities. If closely looked at further, a couple of differences can be spotted as well. Although one may notice a few differences between the protagonists in Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games, there are actually more similarities than one may realize, such as both protagonists conform to the dystopian society in the beginning but object to it in the end, both create alliances along the way, and they are both confused about their relationships. In the two dystopian novels Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games, their protagonists Guy Montag and Katniss Everdeen do have a couple of differences. …show more content…
The first similarity between Montag and Katniss is that they both conform to their dystopian societies in the beginning of the novels. Montag conforms to his society by being a firefighter that burns all books in their town. “It was a pleasure to burn” (Bradbury). Not only did he burn them in the beginning, but he enjoyed it. Like Montag, Katniss conforms to her society as well by “sacrificing herself for her sister” (Bradbury) in the games. The second similarity is that both Montag and Katniss object to their societies in the end. Later in Fahrenheit 451, Montag becomes open about reading books and poetry. When his wife’s friends come over, he forces them to listen to poetry despite the trouble that he could get into. Bradbury revealed ow nervous Montag must have been through the text: “... In a low, stumbling voice that grew firmer and firmer as he progressed from line to line…” In The Hunger Games, Katniss threatens suicide to prevent a hunger game’s victor, and then she becomes a political target. “If Peeta and I were both to die, or they thought we were…” (Bradbury). Katniss tries to deny them any winners at all by eating poisonous berries in attempt to kill herself. Next, both Montag and Katniss create alliances throughout their journeys to help them along the way. Montag spends some time with Professor Faber who gives him books and very helpful information. Professor Faber always comforts Montag and shows him that he is not alone: “Patience, Montag. Let the war turn off the ‘families.’ Our civilization is flinging itself to pieces. Stand back from the centrifuge” (Bradbury). Like Professor Faber is to Montag, Katniss has Rue. Rue helps Katniss by warning her of the tracker jacker nest and aids her to eliminate the other tribute. Katniss also has Peeta who fakes love with
The main characters in Fahrenheit 451 and Minority Report are similar in many ways. In the beginning, Jon and Montag were satisfied with they're jobs, worked for the government and went against what the stood for, but as the story unfolds they were disillusioned. In Fahrenheit 451 Montag was a fireman his job was burning illegal books but then as his perspective changes and is against burning books. He thinks that it is wrong to burn the books because the books have opinions. In minority report, Jon works for the pre-crime department, with the pre-cogs to stop murders.
Beatty and Montag have many similarities and differences shown throughout the novel Fahrenheit 451. One similarity they have is their profession. They are both firemen that start fires to burn books. On difference they have is feelings towards things. Montag’s feelings seem to be determined to find what he seeks.
Peeta is there for Katniss as they both experience the truth about how their society and why in fact they fight in these separate districts that are designed to hold different personalities of certain people. This is another example of how society tries to control people in these dystopian novels. However, this specific relationship is similar to that of Montag and Clarisse because Peeta had such an influence on Katniss and how she made the decisions she did throughout the book series. Katniss once thought about Peeta during the series and realized, "only one person will be damaged beyond repair if
It is these qualities that help a reader understand who each character really is. Just like a snowflake, not one character from any novel is the same. Montag and Prometheus both have very distinguishing traits that create their profound uniqueness. With that said, due to the amount of traits each character has, there will always be similarities. The most profound similarity in both Montag and Prometheus is the fact that they are both curious.
Through various stylistic elements and subtle commentary, both Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury and Equilibrium, directed by Kurt Wimmer identify the causes and effects of social disintegration in a dystopian society. Resembling both similarities and differences through character motive, Societal dystopia, and overall memorandum. In both pieces of work, the protagonists are adjacent to the higher power government resulting in a rebellion for greater good. On the other hand, both characters were originally alongside the dystopian movement. Guy Montag, an indifferent firefighter, burned books in order to extinguish the artistic views and opinions of citizens.
Guy Montag from fahrenheit 451 and Truman Burbank from from the Truman Show have similarities and differences. Guy and Truman both wanted changes in their society. Truman did not know that everyone was watching him. Guy Montag was a fireman who destroyed people's houses and the problem was he had no choice because his boss ordered him to burn the houses because of owning books. Guy did not like the idea of burning houses because of owning books.
The choice between conforming to societal standards and remaining an individual is similar to choosing between freedom and oppression. Individuality is the distinction between qualities of oneself and others, requiring independent thoughts and opinions. Conformity grasps the idea of accepting ideal behavior and notions. In two powerful dystopian novels, 1984 by George Orwell and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the main characters struggle to rise up against the standard behavior of society. However, only one succeeds, while the other accepts to conform.
When I first began reading Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, I thought that it would be the same story as other dystopian pieces of literature; however, after further analyzing the novel I found that Bradbury used many allusions from famous pieces of literature. These allusions show foreshadowing, irony, and the main character, Guy Montag’s thoughts about the totalitarian government in Fahrenheit 451. Throughout Fahrenheit 451 several allusions are made to pieces of literature or to historical figures.
In both the Fahrenheit 451 movie and book the have a lot of similarities. They burn books when they find them in people's houses. Clarisse asks Montag questions and makes him think. Mildread takes bad pills and it hurts her body. Montag reads books and hides them in a cabinet in his house.
While there were quite a few differences between the books there were also many similarities between them. One example is how in both books the main characters found someone who changed their lives for the better. Montag had Clarisse, who helped him realize how he truly was not happy with his life and gave him a push that made him realize a lot of different things about his world. And also helped him realize a lot about his life that he had never particularly paid attention to before he met her. Equality 7-2521 had The Golden One that basically gave him the final push to stop feeling so guilty and to do what he wants
Often in literature, comparing stories will lead to revelations about human nature. Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games both share a motif of being trapped and take human nature to another level. Lord of the Flies and The Hunger Games prove that working together and looking out for each other will give you a greater shot at victory. One very significant similarity is that in both books the characters are trapped on an island and fighting for their safety and survival. In Lord of the Flies, school boys, Ralph, Roger, Simeon, Piggy, Jack and along with other kids are trapped on an island and have to fight for survival, but, after a while of being on the island the civilization starts to die and so do the boys from violence and lack of communication.
The United States of America is founded on equality. Our society fights for equality everyday. Fahrenheit 451 and the short story Harrison Bergeron both encompass equality to an unreasonable extent. The society of Fahrenheit 451 banned books in order to restrict the smarter people mentally and bring them down to the lowest level. In Harrison Bergeron, the society is physically restricted with weights, masks, and earphones.
A similarity between modern society and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is that books exist. In Fahrenheit 451 you read that Montag has a copy of the bible which is one of the most well known books today in modern world. However the difference
In both books, there are obscure similarities between Montag and Smith. For instance, they are both main characters, both are located in a dystopia, and both are indecisive or weak in some way. To clarify, both are in a dystopia, they both live in a world where technology has created distance between specific people and their relationship to other members of society. In Fahrenheit 451’s science-fiction world, Montag is a Firefighter.
The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins is a story about Katniss Everdeen who lives in district 12 with her mom and her sister Prim. Her sister gets picked for the Hunger Games which is where each of the 12 districts have to give a boy and a girl from the ages of 12-18 do fight till the death until there is one person standing. This is because there was an outbreak against the capitals thats why there is the Hunger Games. Katniss volunteers do her sister and now has to try and win the games. One theme in this story that is shown is that family love can go along way, this is shown because she is very overprotective of Prim.