Fahrenheit 451 Dystopian Analysis

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Have you ever been that kid who tried to make sure you fit in with the other kids? You find situations like that quite often in the modern day world, whether it’s beginning a career at a new school or trying to fit in with the rest of the guys on the baseball team. There are many written dystopian novels, each portraying criticisms about the modern world and blindly follow authority. One of those criticisms is the danger and risk of uncertainty to those who speak against the society’s motive. In these types of books, there are one or more protagonists that disagree, question, and confront the society about its existing state of affairs. Dystopian stories, such as Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and Brave New World by Aldous Huxley show that society's blind trust in authority leads to major problems. The citizens of…show more content…
Something’s missing. I looked around. The only thing I positively knew was gone was the books I’d burned in ten or twelve years. So I thought books might help,” (78). The society thought that it was preventing problems and ongoing issues by making sure every individual was assimilated into their culture. In the society of Fahrenheit 451, people followed the rules because not only did they not know otherwise, but they were aware of the consequences that were set for those who opposed the rules. Montag was one of the many dissenters in Fahrenheit 451. Since he was different and since he was a protagonist, the society aimed to kill him, thus eliminating the different figure. “The search is over, Montag is dead; a crime against society has been avenged,” (141). The rule that the society of Fahrenheit 451 followed was that if someone was different or simply didn’t fit in, they’d be removed from the society. In this example, they mistook Montag for another gentleman, but it still shows how the society was attempting to end Montag’s life due to his differentiation from the

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