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The Lego Movie And Fahrenheit 451 Comparison

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Alienation is an experience of being isolated from a group or a society. It is something that affects people everyday at school, work or any social events. The theme of alienation is showed in The Lego Movie when the character tries very hard to meet society’s standards. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 alienation is showed when no one listens or pays attention to the protagonist. The Lego Movie and Fahrenheit 451 does a good job demonstrating the theme of alienation with the usage of character emotions, feelings and society’s standards and labels throughout the movie and the novel.

In the movie, The Lego Movie by Phil Lord and Chris Miller, the theme of alienation is developed throughout the movie by Emmet Brickowski’s feelings and point of view
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Montag is the protagonist that lives in the futuristic world, and is a firefighter that burns down books. He later begins to question his society and his life after his interaction with a 17 year old girl named Clarisse, who later dies and ends up leaving Montag. Montag’s wife, Mildred, who is very shallow and completely immersed in an electronic world and grows further away with Montag with every electronic gadget in her house, distracts her from her real feelings and leads her to an attempted suicide from a drug overdose. She never has full on conversations with her husband or shows him affection and attention. She never listens to what he has to say and is always distracted by talking to the walls, which are talking tv’s. This later has a very massive effect on Montag. His feelings and thoughts towards that is made known when he says “Nobody listens anymore. I can’t talk to the walls because their yelling at me. I can’t talk to my wife, she listens to the walls. I just want someone to hear what i have to say. And maybe if I talk long enough, it'll make sense…” (Bradbury 82). This quote by Montag shows the reader that he is feeling alienated since no one is listening to him. This illustrates the theme of alienation because he has no one to talk to and express his feelings to. He just wants someone that will listen
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