Fahrenheit 451 & Brave New World

Fahrenheit 451 & Brave New World
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, ...

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of people

unaffected by the changes in society, a group 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


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 ...

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of the promiscuity that

she had practiced before she was left on the reservation (she was

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. ...

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