Similarities Between The Odyssey And Fahrenheit 451

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Knowledge In The Odyssey VS Farenheit 451 Knowledge is facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education: theoretical or understanding of a subject. In the epic poem, the Odyssey, Odysseus is the true definition of knowledgeable by the way he gets through the struggles of his life. In Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag uses his knowledge to oppose the world he lives in. This common theme, knowledge, is important in Fahrenheit 451 and the Odyssey; they have many differences and things in common when dealing with this. The Odyssey has many ways knowledge helps the characters get through their journeys. The main character, Odysseus, has great knowledge and uses it in the most useful ways like the following; escaping a cyclops, outsmarting a Goddess, and figuring out a way to get back home when all odds were against him. He even wins the Trojan War by making a horse and…show more content…
The main characters in both literary piece must overcome challenges by using their knowledge. They must conquest what is getting in their way by using their intelligence; whether it may be Gods trying to delay his journey back home or defying society and trying to create diversity. Another way these books were similar was that both of the main character’s mentors were very smart and use their knowledge to help them. In the Odyssey, Athena helps Odysseus when he most needs her. In Fahrenheit 451, Faber helps out Guy when he is struggling with reading and his stress. A way these books were opposing each other in the theme of knowledge was the main character’s spouses. Odysseus’ wife, Penelope, was very intelligent and overcame struggles with suitors fighting for her hand in marriage, while Montag’s wife, Mildred was very ignorant and never did anything going against society. These two books had knowledge in common but also opposed each other in some
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