Make the most of yourself because that is all there is for you. This is a famous quote by Ralph Emerson and it is also very relevant in Anthem by Ayn Rand. In the society that equality lives in there was no tolerance for thinking of yourself everything is for your brothers. Equality then learns to start thinking of himself more through creating the light because he is motivated to create by self improvement. It can be concluded that equality 's main motivation in Anthem is self-improvement because when you read Anthem he is always striving for something better an example is when he says my happiness needs no higher aim to vindicate it.
In Lois Lowry’s award-winning novel, The Giver, Jonas’s society is considered to be utopian because the society has an overall sense of sameness, organization, and minimal problems. To begin, the society is utopian because of sameness. In Lois Lowry 's, The Giver, Jonas is selected to be the Receiver of Memories and he comes to learn that when his community decided to go to sameness they were getting rid of color, emotion, and choice. At first the Giver tells him it 's to "protect" them from making the wrong choices. As stated in the text “Our people made that choice the choice to go to sameness”.(Lois Lowry pg 95)
People talked too much. And they had time to think.[…]’”(Bradbury, 60) Montag’s view of society dramatically changes after his discussions with the girl mentioned above, his neighbor. His neighbor’s free-thinking ideas influence him to believe that it is a dystopian society he lives in, even though almost everyone thinks of it as utopia. He kills the Chief and the other firemen to prevent them from going after a fellow book reader.
In the beginning, the hound caused everyone to sense that it was precisely watching Montag do all of the actions he did. At first glance no one knew what the hound representantes until Beatty was called to Montag 's house for having books. At the beginning of the book, Montag was skeptical of the hound watching him and knowing he had books in his house. In his novel, Bradbury discusses what Mildred was thinking if they were caught for having books. When Mildred turned Montag in for having the books, “she knew that her TVs and her “family” would be gone because their house would be burnt down”(Bradbury 108).
Dystopian fiction, is a very popular genre, which depicts worlds where society has broken down and generally devalues human beings. There is always a reason to write a dystopian novel. In the modern day world, there are a lot of dystopian fiction writers, for example Aldous Huxley, George Orwell, Lois Lowry and etc., but one of the best dystopian fiction writers is Ray Douglas Bradbury. He wrote Fahrenheit 451, one of the most popular dystopian novels ever written. Bradbury was afraid of the technology and was against the mass-media propaganda in the USA, but it all started from the time period he lived in.
When the government bans reading it eliminates excessive thinking and imagination. Taking that away can drive some people insane; like when people are told they can’t do something, then it creates a drive to do that to prove that limitations can’t limit them. Read on to find out who Montag was at the beginning of the novel, people who influenced his transformation, and how his
One danger that people could face is not knowing what we see on the news or in the newspaper’s is actually true, and what people say just to cover themselves up or make someone else look good in the person’s eyes. One of the dangers that Guy Montag faced all throughout the book was that if he told anyone about the books he had stolen and hid in his house the authorities would come to his house and burn the books and the house itself. Mass control is considered a mass danger of censorship because someone controls everyone’s thoughts and imagination. Mass control takes away a person ’s right to be themselves in society.
Even though, we know what is right from wrong in our century, in the book Fahrenheit 451, where the author Ray Bradbury kind of predicts what our lives we 're going to be like. He foreshadowed what our society was going to be like. Also the technological advances that we would have. In this book towards the world starts to fall apart for the main character Montag. His fire chief makes him burn his own house down for having illegal books.
In "Fahrenheit 451," The government creates false narratives by trying to limit one's information and knowledge. Beatty gives a speech to Montag describing how "if you don't want to man unhappy politically, don't give him two sides to a question to worry him" (Bradbury 64). This shows how they are brainwashing us and trying to make us feel smart with unimportant information. The government considers "it a great danger" (Bradbury 134) for people to know what is really going on in the world. In "A Summers's Reading" it shows how even though they know how important education is, they are still being lazy and not taking it seriously.
Montag finally starts to notice how messed up his society is when he has conflicts with different people. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury he uses both internal and external conflicts to hint to the audience that life is more consequential than worrying about the technology. Ray Bradbury expresses an external conflict between Montag and the two handymen to enlighten the reader about how a society would be if life meant nothing to everyone. When Montag got home from the fire station he saw that Mildred had taken all thirty of her sleeping pills. She was barely breathing, so he called the emergency hospital.