Both Ralph from Lord of the Flies and Montag from Fahrenheit 451 have the same goal to save people through superego actions, which results in having vicious people trying to kill them.
According to Mogen, Fahrenheit 451 depicts a world in which the American Dream has turned into a nightmare because it has been superficially understood....
One of these treasures of 20th century literature sits on my desk in front of me as I type-Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, the novel devoted to denouncing the adage, "Ignorance is bliss".
According to Ray Bradbury, the author of Fahrenheit 451, this depiction is actually an exaggerated forecast for the American future, and in effect is happening around us every day.
In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag is a fireman who sets houses on fire along with the books inside them because some people didn't like the message the books had and didn't like what they said.
The society envisioned by Bradbury in 451 is often compared to Huxley's Brave New World. Though both works definitely have an anti-government theme, this is not the core idea of Bradbury's novel. As Beatty explains in part one, of people's lives was not a conspiracy of dictators or tyrants, but a consensus of everyday people.
People are weak-minded; they don't want to think for themselves and solve the troubling problems of the world. It is far easier to live a life of seclusion and illusion-a life where the television is reality. Yet more importantly, Fahrenheit 451 is an anti-apathy and anti-dependence and anti-television message. People in the novel are afraid-afraid of themselves. They fear the thought of knowing, which leads them to depend of others (government) to think for them. Since they aren't thinking, they need something to occupy their time. This is where television comes in. A whole host of problems arise from television: violence, depression and even suicide.
In the world of Fahrenheit 451, everybody seems to be happy. Sort of. They watch TV all day, they’re never forced to face anything unpleasant, and they’re never truly bothered by anything. Sound like paradise? We hate to break it to you, but it's not.
To fully understand the message of Fahrenheit 451, it is important to understand the social and political climate of the United States after World War II.
Ray Bradbury‟s Fahrenheit 451 and Suzanne Collin‟s The Hunger Games provide insight into utopian societies and their eventual demise, leading to the portrayal of „dystopias‟....
“The merits of dystopian literature are many.” (Erlich) In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the society the main character, Montag lives in is very oppressive....
Ray Bradbury uses his unique literary style to write the novel Fahrenheit 451; where he brings his readers to a future American Society which consists of censorship, book burning, and completely oblivious families.
The book “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury was about a fireman name Guy Montag. Montag does the opposite from what regular fireman do. He starts fires instead of putting them out. Books in Montag society is forbidden to read and if caught reading the book would be set on fire. Instead of reading, that society watches large amounts of television as big as the wall and listens to the radio attached to their ears. It was not normal for pedestraisn to talk and have meaningful conversations until Montag met a teenager name Clarisse. Clarisse was a strange girl that opened up Montag thoughts. She asked him about his work and what made him become a fireman. One question that really got him to think was the statement “Are you happy”(Bradbury 10). Montag believed that Clarisse was odd. She wasn’t like the norm of the society. She read books, walked the city like a pedestrain and, had meaningful conversations. After that encounter with Clarisse a number of events started to happen to him; his wife Mildred tried to commit sucide with perscription pills, a woman that hid books in her home decides to burn a live with her books, and Clarisse is killed in a car accident., With all these tragic events occuring, Montag tries to find a solution to this epidemic. The society has become controlled from power, a since of censorship. Bradbury has shown his viewpoint of society through this novel.
Through this attempt, Bradbury got Readers views for Fahrenheit 451 qnd the meaning that goes with it. Reader-response critcism can be an opinion or thought of what the reader thinks or feels about a text or book. According to Owl Perdue it states ” Reader-response criticism considers readers reactions to literature…interpretating the meaning of the text”. From reading the novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury uses symbolism to get his point to across to readers about our society’s future. He uses symbolism from the burning of the books, the high use of technology, and the ban of reading books. Bradbury symbolism lead for readers to get a thought censorship used in the novel.