Essay about Analysis Of The Movie ' Fahrenheit 451 '
24, April 2016
The Truth Behind Reality
How do humans determine what reality is? In the novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury and the film The Truman show, directed by Peter Weir, the similarities and differences between the two are very much in the spotlight. Both Montag and Truman experience the fakeness of what they think reality is supposed to be like, until they are shown wrong. Both are characters of a warped society, but they experience everything a little differently. Through the novel and the movie, we see how a society of people lose touch with their humanity while becoming victim’s propaganda. Guy Montag and Truman have both been kept in the dark, keeping them from the truth and reality of their worlds.
First, in the beginning of the book Fahrenheit 451 we are introduced to rigid character, Guy Montag. Montag is satisfied with his job and life, “Later, going to sleep, he would feel the fiery smile still gripped by his face muscles, in the dark. It never went away, that smile, it never went away, as long as he remembered” (Bradbury 2). This shows that Montag really had nothing to worry about, and that burning books satisfied him. Later, Montag meets a girl named Clarisse and that is when everything turns around. She’s a seventeen year old girl who is aware of her surroundings and she disdains the fact that learning passes for modern education. Powered by uncontrollable curiosity, Clarisse, acts as a catalyst who impels Montag…