Similarities Between Hamlet And Fahrenheit 451

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An obsession is essential for the development of a character, however, one must keep in mind the consequences that a character may face to achieve their obsession. Characters often overlook the obstacles that one might come across for the sake of their obsession. As a result, one may ruin their relationship with others and attain a state of unhappiness. Although one might argue that a character’s obsession may lead to happiness, an analysis of Prince Hamlet in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and Guy Montag in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, depicts the theme of uncertainty when a character leads to downfall due to their obsessions. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the protagonist, Guy Montag, develops an obsession with books. In the dystopian setting of the novel, books are banned and burned. Montag’s job in this novel is that of a fireman. He is given the task…show more content…
Guy Montag, in Fahrenheit 451, portrays his downfall due to his obsession with books and as a result, he begins to live his life in uncertainty. He becomes unsure with his style of living as well as the society’s style of living. Eventually, his obsession for books causes him to lose his wife and his job. Likewise, Prince Hamlet, in Shakespeare’s Hamlet, has an obsession to avenge his father’s death by killing his uncle, Claudius. His obsession also leads to uncertainty and he ends up killing those around him. Specifically, his uncertainty is shown when he is given the opportunity to kill his uncle, but he ends up postponing his revenge because he believes that Claudius is praying. Although one might argue that a character’s obsession may lead to happiness, an analysis of Prince Hamlet in William Shakespeare’s Hamlet, and Guy Montag in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, depicts the theme of uncertainty when a character leads to downfall due to their

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