The Similarities Between The Allegory Of The Cave And Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451, 1984, and “The Allegory of the Cave” are similar in the way they criticize society for making people conform to their superficial norms. In Fahrenheit 451, everyone is restricted from books and expected to enjoy TV and be “social.” For example, Clarisse was looked down upon and thought of as an outcast for being “antisocial.”1984 takes place in a dystopian society where freedom of thought is nonexistent. “And if all others accepted the lie which the Party imposed – if all records told the same tale – then the lie passed into history and became truth Citizens must accept all the lies and standards of the Party” (Orwell, 1984, Book One, Chapter 3). “The Allegory of the Cave” depicts our society as one who is ignorant

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