Differences In Fahrenheit 451's Animal Farm

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In three distinct stories that root from MAS (Modern American Society) there is one key difference that brought the demise to these dystopian societies. First off, in Fahrenheit the values of the books are explored and compared to the average MAS. Secondly, the difference between the definition of handicaps are also explored in the short dystopian tale called, “Harrison Bergeron”. Finally, The meaning of equality and totalitarianism is touched upon in the beloved tale Animal Farm.
There are many differences in the dystopian novel Fahrenheit 451 and the MAS (modern american society). On one topic are the books in Fahrenheit 451, on the other are the ones in MAS, these are key factor in both, but the similarities are few. On one hand books just
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“That's against the law (Bradbury 5)”. Books are both used to express opinions and when something is an unpopular decision it becomes controversial. Now when the world decides no one can feel upset this creates controversy and the reason that all books should be burned in Fahrenheit 451. “The importance of the books in our lives. Books play a significant role in our lives. They say that “When you open a book, you open a new world”. ... Books are packed with knowledge, insights into a happy life, life lessons, love, fear, prayer and helpful advice (the importance of the books in our …show more content…
In both worlds handicaps are quintessential to the lives of others, they are used to help those who cannot do something. Being handicapped can also be an advantage and a disadvantage in both of these worlds, like in “Harrison Bergeron” when the guy with the speech impediment got extra credit for trying his best, but also he has a speech impediment for the rest of his life. A major difference between the handicaps in 2081 and the MAS (Modern American Society). In the book 2081, handicaps are used against some people taking them down to become equal to the others around them. “George was toying with the vague notion that maybe dancers shouldn’t be handicapped. But he didn’t get very far with it before another noise in his ear radio scattered his thoughts (Vonnegut 1).” This quote works because it shows right when someone thinks something of unusual nature or something non-positive the government takes this right away which almost completely violates the first amendment. A great quote the compares the feeling of being handicapped in MAS to being handicapped in “Harrison Bergeron”. “It’s too bad that people with the handicapped label are always expected to accomplish less (Boyle, What’s wrong with “handicapped”)”. In “Harrison Bergeron” the individuals with handicaps were expected to do less than their potential because this government decides

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