Similarities Between The House On Mango Street And The Great Gatsby

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There was a man who felt the pain of isolation because he was very opinionated. The majority of the people in his world do not agree with him, making him feel alone and want to escape. Sandra Cisneros’ House On Mango Street, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451, and F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, all share the unexpected benefit of isolation which leads each character to the discovery of the need for change within themselves or within their societies. Sandra Cisneros’ The House On Mango Street, shows a want for change through Esperanza’s unfortunate upbringing. Esperanza feels isolated because she doesn’t have friends and she does not have anything in common with her family. She feels that she is “an ugly daughter” (Cisneros 88) and does not fit in. This feeling leads her to want a change for herself, something better than what her parents had. Someday she wants to “say goodbye to Mango. [She] is too…show more content…
Books had become banned, if caught with one, your house would be burned down. The leaders were so distracted by the crazy ways that they would burn down homes with people inside of them. The main character, Guy Montag came to the realization that this was wrong when he met a young girl, Clarisse, who would soon open his eyes to see the corruption all around him. She was wise beyond her years and pointed out things he could’ve never realized on his own. He soon recognizes that he and Clarisse have “everything we need to be happy, but we aren’t happy” (Bradbury 82) in this society, so he plans to escape. This single event sparks Montag’s plan for defying his government and collecting books. The isolation which resulted purely from opinions drove Guy to escape this corrupt society and live among a group of
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