Fahrenheit 451 Literary Analysis

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While writing a book, an author usually tries to deliver an idea to the audience. These ideas are often connected to a society and a place of a person in it, especially when a book is considered as an anti-utopia. That is why Ray Bradbury's novel “Fahrenheit 451” and Yevgeny Zamyatin's novel “We” can be compared from the perspective of the social sciences, as they both describe the totally rationalized society where the social problems are always put in front of the personal ones. However, this does not mean that the endings of these stories are similar. To begin with, social problems are always far more significant for the society than the personal ones in both of these books. Thus, the society in them is considered as a homogeneous machine that is based on the total equality. In the Ray Bradbury's novel, a house where any books are found is going to be burnt and his owner will be sent to some kind of prison. This example shows that the society created by Bradbury can go for a misery and pain of any person so that the order of the society will not be under the…show more content…
Thus, when society tries to achieve the total equality, there always could be found people who would struggle to prevent it and go against the flow. In “Fahrenheit 451” the system of keeping the people away from any ideas that are not controlled by the government starts to fail by the end of the book. In spite of the fact that still, the most people are kept under control, there is a group of individuals who found the alternative way to keep knowledge from the books safe - remembering them by heart. Whereas in "We" the same system wins due to the invention of the medical surgery that is supposed to deprive people of the ability to imagine and dream. This is a great demonstration of how strong is the will of the human to self-expression, as the only way to stop it at all is preventing everyone from physical ability to do

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