Essay about `` Anthem By Ayn Rand, Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

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At first glance, Anthem by Ayn Rand, Fahrenheit 451 (F451) by Ray Bradbury, and Frederick Douglass may not have the same history or have any of the common grounds. However, all three of the main character somewhat faces the same conflicts in each of the stories. Montag, the main character from F451, struggled with his society over wanting to read books and letting them be aloud therefore; with the knowledge of knowing what was right and what was wrong, Montag got himself into some trouble. Frederick Douglass, in Narrative of Life of Frederick Douglass, was once a slave, wanted to learn to read and write and wanted to be free but faced many dilemmas to contain the desires. Equality, from Anthem, was born into a society where everything he believed in was wrong and only wanted to be happy and have the love of his life. The characters faced many complications through their story or life. The theme found in each piece of literature revolves around the complex idea that “Mankind’s innate craving for wisdom, therefore freeing himself from the darkness of ignorance in society surrounding him” gives an important message in each writing.
Each of the main characters in all three sources exhibits a deep “Inner Yearning.” For example, Frederick Douglass wrote that his mistress “commenced to instruct me...,” but she “…ceased to instruct me… in teaching me the alphabet, [she] had given me the inch, and no precaution could prevent me from taking the ell” (Douglass 100-102). Douglass’…

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