Character Similarities Between 1984 And Fahrenheit 451

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Winston and Montag From the two books, Fahrenheit 451 and 1984, there are many parallels that can be drawn. One of those are the characters within the stories, Winston from 1984 and Montag from Fahrenheit 451. These characters are portrayed similarly in both stories as the curious citizen that has too many internal questions. The main character trait that they show is the passion to know the unknown without getting caught. Though, these two also have few differences considering their circumstances. The authors of the two stories do an excellent job at making these traits expand over the course of the book. The two novels go hand in hand, nearly the same story but portrayed differently. With Montag and Winston as the main characters in the two books the reader is thrown into this dystopian setting in which the government has more control than it needs. The theme of obey or die is throughout the two books and this is what the main characters rebel against. Guy Montag was a man who was given a job as a fireman to burn books and was taught to not question it. Similar to how Winston Smith was taught …show more content…
From the first thought of doubt they knew that by doing this they could never turn back and they were okay with that. They were willing to put their lives and the lives of others on the line to make people aware of this dark truth. Even though their effort was great, neither of them succeeded in their missions. In 1984, they author makes it clear from the beginning that Winston was not going to get a happy ending, yet leads the reader to believe that he just might be okay. By using these characters, the authors were sending a sort of warning to the real society that these events are quite probable to happen and that they should be prevented. By creating these ordinary characters, the reader could relate to their circumstances and problems and even how they felt in this

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