Comparison Between Brave New World And Fahrenheit 451

For more than half a century science fiction writers have thrilled and
challenged readers with visions of the future and future worlds. These
authors offered an insight into what they expected man, society, and life
to be like at some future time.

One such author, Ray Bradbury, utilized this concept in his work,
Fahrenheit 451, a futuristic look at a man and his role in society.
Bradbury utilizes the luxuries of life in America today, in addition to
various occupations and technological advances, to show what life could be
like if the future takes a drastic turn for the worse. He turns man's best
friend, the dog, against man, changes the role of public servants and
changes the ...

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and marriage, things no
longer part of the changed society, to compare and contrast today's culture
with his proposed futuristic culture.

But one theme that both Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451 use in
common is the theme of individual discovery by refusing to accept a passive
approach to life, and refusing to conform. In addition, the refusal of
various methods of escape from reality is shown to be a path to discovery.
In Brave New World, the main characters of Bernard Marx and the "Savage"
boy John both come to realize the faults with their own cultures. In
Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag begins to discover that things could be better in
his society but, sue to some uncontrollable events, his discover happens
much faster than it would have. He is forced out on his own, away from
society, to live with others like himself who think differently that the
society does.

Marx, from the civilized culture, seriously questions the lack of
history that his society has. He also ...

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around him, with the belief that these actions were wrong. Seeing
his mother act in a manner that obviously reflected different values
greatly affected and hurt John, especially when he returned with Marx to
London. John loved his mother, but he, a hybrid of the two cultures, was
stuck in the middle. (May)

These concepts, human reaction to changes in their culture and
questioning of these changes, are evident throughout the book. Huxley's
characters either conform to society's demands for uniformity or rebel and
begin a process of discovery; there are no people in the middle. By doing
so, Huxley makes his own views of man and society evident. He shows that
those who conform ...

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