Brave New World And Fahrenheit 451 Essay

1564 Words Apr 29th, 2016 7 Pages
The future is a fascinating topic that has perplexed people for decades, and is depicted throughout literature and other media. Future themes are seen in many current movies like the Walking Dead, The Hunger Games, and 12 Monkeys; however, the oldest form of this futuristic genre is seen in novels. Two major novels that fall into the futuristic genre are Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451. Brave New World’s future society is greatly different than today. In Brave New World, live births are nonexistent and the government has complete control of society. Fahrenheit 451 also shows a future world highly different than today. In Fahrenheit 451 society, books and thought are outlawed and everyone is blind to the problems facing the world. Although these two fictional societies are different they share some very similar qualities, like censorship, happiness, and how children are raised and taught.

Although these two worlds are different, they share a strong similarity in what is censored from the public and what the government tells its people. In Fahrenheit 451, books are made illegal and banned from society. The reason for this is stated by Beatty early within in the novel, “Colored people don’t like Little Black Sambo. Burn it. White people don 't feel good about Uncle Tom’s Cabin. Burn it” (Bradbury 59). Beatty is stating here that books are illegal because the material may offend certain groups of people. This is a major form of censorship because it is banning opinion…

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