The Truman Show And Fahrenheit 451 Comparison Essay

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Fahrenheit 451 was written by Ray Bradbury 1953. This book was written to highlight the dangers of control and technology. 45 years later, The Truman show, directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol in 1998, was released and highlighted the same issues and more. The environment in both are to be interpreted as the future if we don’t head these warnings. Montag and Truman are similar in their ways of thinking and rejecting their constructed “happiness.” In both the Truman Show and Fahrenheit 451 we can see both characters growing feeling of discontentment which leads to the future actions they take.These two characters are similar in their quest for knowledge in their “non-thinking” environments. The purpose of both stories is to critique current society and provide a warning for the future and Truman and Montag serve as examples.…show more content…
Montag steals and reads a book on this quest. Truman was persistent about his desire to go to Fiji and obtain this knowledge. Both begin question to the people around them on this journey. It seems even in both scenarios, Truman and Montag begin their quests after feelings of discontentment grew in these characters.
The displeasure these characters feel, for Montag, this begins with Clarisse. Meeting her was not the changing point but when she asked the question “Are you happy?” This the beginning of Montag questioning his life. It is shown how these feelings truly blossom by small actions Montag does. Montag not watching T.V., questioning his feelings for his wife and continuing to talk to Clarisse show how he is slowly changing in his
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