Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 'And' Matched

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Both Fahrenheit 451 and Matched take place in societies that are not idealistic to most people compared to the lives that we are leading right now. Both authors had similar interests of showing how true equality can lead to major losses in life. Though, they had different ways of expressing true equality; one author used the retention and gaining of knowledge as a form of equality while the other used love and relationships. They had different tones and moods. In both stories, the protagonists were happy with the lives they were living until a single event caused them to question the way they were living. They were very committed to what they believed in and what they wanted. The journey of both of the characters presented the audience with …show more content…
Both authors are trying express different ideas based on this theme. Bradbury created Montag as a character who had completely changed due to his society. He had no sense of curiosity or imagination. We will always have our flaws and strengths. In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury presented Montag as a very nonchalant character that wasn’t worried about anything but his job. He started out talking to Clarisse and discouraging her passion for learning about the past and books, but then his own curiosity got the best of him while doing his job. He wanted to believe that the government was right, but human nature made him start on his journey to finding out what books were about. Eventually, when he was caught and almost arrested, he killed Beatty in self defense. While reading the story it seems like a totally unreasonable thing to do, but at that given moment he was under a lot of pressure. That’s how a normal human being could’ve reacted in our world because we don’t have enough time to use logical reasoning, more so in his world because they weren’t able to get the best education without books. His curiosity lead him to come up with creative ideas on how to hide from the government and how to create a new society. His nature lead him to be more relatable to us in our society, some things never

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