Comparison Of 1984 And Brave New World Essay

1170 Words Dec 28th, 2015 5 Pages
Similar to 1984 and Brave New World, Fahrenheit 451 relates under the motif of government control. The theme derived from governmental control is censorship to control people will make them ignorant and, in the end, will lead to rebellion or greater problems. As Clarrise and Montag are talking, she asks him if he ever reads book to which he responds, “That 's against the law!” (5). The government makes it unlawful to read books and harshly punishes those who do. Their law has an apparent failure: the fact that Clarisse asks Montag if he reads them. Clarisse is the beginning of Montag 's later rebellion. She blatantly ignores law and presumes Montag could possibly read the books. Clarisse relates to the theme because the censorship runs down her and does not touch her and leads to rebellion. Along with rebellion comes greater problems. Mildred, Montag 's wife, attempts suicide and while the paramedic is fixing her, Montag talks to him. The paramedic says, "We get these cases nine or ten a night. Got so many, starting a few years ago, we had the special machines built" (13). Obviously, no one is happy in Fahrenheit 451 's world or else they would not need so many machines to fix suicides. The censorship of books for control leads to ignorance and from ignorance, unhappiness and boredom of life. The boredom and depression causes greater problems- namely suicide- thus proving the original theme. Relating to the first half of the theme- ignorance- after Mildred 's suicide attempt…

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