Fahrenheit 451 & Brave New Wor


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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 ...

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that still has religious
beliefs 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, ...

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accidentally left there while on vacation, much as Marx was) and did
still practice it, John was raised, thanks to the people 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 ...

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