Analysis Of ' Fahrenheit 451 And All My Sons ' Essay

1167 Words Jun 2nd, 2015 5 Pages
Authority, culpability and power; all synonyms of responsibility and all relate to the theme of responsibility and guilty. This theme is conveyed in the novels The Catcher in the Rye, Fahrenheit 451 and All My Sons. Although these novels are different they have many similarities between the three of them through this theme and how it has affected each character by an event that has occurred in the novels. Holden Caulfield in The Catcher in the Rye feels a sense of guilt and responsibility for the death of his brother Allie. Therefore he drinks, smokes and becomes very depressed and ends up missing his own brother’s funeral because of hurting himself. In the novel All My Sons Joe Keller, a thought to be responsible business man ends up committing suicide because of a decision he made that later resulted in the death of his son. Lastly Montag, in the book Fahrenheit 451 feels a sense of responsibility to protect the books that are illegal and being burned and ends up therefore killing Captain Beatty. Montag also is affected by the woman on Elm Street who ends up killing herself because she is protecting the books in her home. All these characters have been affected positively and negatively by different events and have experienced guilt and responsibility but it is how they act after the incident is what will truly show their characters.

Holden Caulfield, a 17 year old prep boy living throughout New York City after he decides to leave school. The main event in the novel…

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