Similarities Between Pleasantville And Fahrenheit 451

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People need authentic human interaction to be truly happy. This claim is supported by the novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the film, Pleasantville directed by Gary Ross, and the article, Why Loneliness Is Bad for Your Health by Nancy Shute. In Fahrenheit 451, people need authentic human interaction to be truly happy. This is supported with Montag and Mildred’s relationship and how Mildred says the parlor walls are “really fun” (18), but she still tried to commit suicide. Montag and Mildred have been married for years, but Montag still feels as if he doesn’t know the woman he’s married to. In the text, Bradbury states, “And [Montag] [remembers] thinking then that if [Mildred] dies, he [is] certain he wouldn’t cry. For it would be dying of an unknown, a street face, a newspaper image, and it [is] suddenly so very wrong that he [has] begun to cry, not at death but at the thought of not crying at death, a silly empty man near a silly empty woman,…show more content…
This shows how authentic human interaction causes them to be happy. In the film after Betty gets painted naked on the window a group of boys start to harass her. Then Bud came and punches one of them. After doing so Bud turns colored. The feeling that changes him was anger and this may be considered a bad emotion to have, but to feel true happiness there needs to be negative feelings too. Also, in the film, during the courtroom scene, Bud questions George about his real feelings for Betty. Asking if he actually loves her not just her cooking and cleaning. While being questioned George changes into color too. He changes because of feelings of love. Love is another feeling people have which can impact their happiness. Every time in Pleasantville someone changes colors it is because of a feeling. The feeling can be connoted as good or bad, but to feel true happiness there needs to be
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