Similarities Between The Allegory Of The Cave And Fahrenheit 451

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The Connection Between Fahrenheit 451 and “Allegory of the Cave” Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, is clearly written with the intention of paralleling the themes of Plato’s “Allegory of the Cave”. It is no accident that Fahrenheit 451 shares similar story elements with the allegory. Both stories are similar in that they both have: a group of captives who believe a certain axiom, a person who deviates from that group to enlighten himself, and a violent reaction when the person returns to tell of his new views. In Fahrenheit 451, Montag is most like the prisoner. While entertainment, namely television, keeps society in captivity, Montag is free from those things. Clarisse and books are what free Montag: the sun that overwhelmingly enlightens

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