Similarities Between The Giver And Fahrenheit 451

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The contrast between the societies in Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and “The Giver” show that the people in “The Giver” live better lives because of the job system, the freedom the people get in their childhoods, and the family relationships the people have. Specifically, in the novel Fahrenheit 451 the government controls the people, telling them what to do through different forms of technology. The government convinces people into doing whatever the government wants from them. However, since the government can force people to think anything they choose, they program people to act a certain way to fit a job. Therefore, everyone doing that job agrees. When Clarisse talks to Montag she realizes he is not like the rest of the firemen, and …show more content…

Their childhood is a waste, not knowing what they are doing or how to have an interesting conversation. Society gives them no purpose other than to “accidentally” kill people who the government knows is a threat to the society. Most importantly, is the restricted relationships the people have. The people believe they love each other at one point and they buy a home together.For example, Mildred and Montag think they love each other, but Mildred is to blinded by the government. Also, like the rest of society, Montag doesn’t even stop for the time to think about who he loves. People just wake up, go to work, and come home to sleep. In addition, the government ruins the minds of people who stay home by having citizens install massive tv walls, which come with scripts and a “family”. The people have to read scripts so they can interact with their family on t.v. Eventually, this leads to the two people, who at one point loved each other, care more about their family in the walls then the real person they married. For example, Mildred was not paying attention to Montag when he needed her, “Nobody listens anymore. I can't talk to the walls because they're yelling at me, I can't talk to my wife; she listens to the walls. I

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