Fahrenheit 451 Anthem Analysis

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Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 and Ayn Rand 's Anthem are comparable in many aspects, and rather dissimilar at the same time. A few similarities are the themes being played, such as technology and individualism, and a main difference is the use of technology, and the government 's view on it. These two novels have very important themes, that are manipulated differently.
In Fahrenheit, technology is dominant. Old forms of obtaining information, such as books are frowned upon, and television is overtaking entertainment, and in most cases, people 's lives. Montag, a fireman, is the main character in this book. His career is to burn books that civilians get a hold of. The reason that books are frowned upon is because they are looked at as weapons. Captain Beatty says, “A book is a loaded gun in the house next door...Who knows who might be the target of the well-read man?” What he means by this is that a book can make someone more intelligent, and with intelligence comes power. Beatty believes that people can abuse this intelligence and power to destroy society. There are very different views in Anthem. Although it’s not said outright in Anthem, the government looks down on technology and tries to hide it. When Equality discovers electricity, and shows the council they do
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society. These two novels may share similar themes, but there are also differences, such as the different viewpoints that each society has on technology. Not only are these two books similar to each other, but they also are relevant and comparable to today 's world. Governmental control plays a role in every country, some countries stronger than others. Even in America, or the land of freedom, we still are controlled by our government in many aspects, one of these aspects being gun laws. Fahrenheit, Anthem, and today 's world are all similar societies in these

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