Fiction Authors

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 value of a ...

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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 wonders as to the lack of ...

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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 to the "brave new world" become less human, but ...

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