Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451 And Andrew Niccol 's Film Gattaca

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We should fear the ideas we have about society we have right now as in future they may be what divides us. Ideas we have about our modern society and the things within it create our attitudes, which are our feelings towards certain ideas or issues, so our attitudes are a manifestation of the ideas and values we have as well. William Ralph Inge once said “the aim of education is the knowledge not for facts but of values.” Because it is the values we are taught, along with the ideas which they are derived form that shape our attitudes in life, what we hold dear and what we find important. Although some of these ideas we find as significant as a society, such as the importance of family that they should look after one another and communicate to better themselves as a whole. That is important for a person to be an individual, to not always conform to what society does and says but be original and unique. Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 and Andrew Niccol’s film Gattaca, display two aesthetically different dystopian societies, whose ideas that shaped their society, however are very much the same. Even though both are set in different times to our own, they both show us how our the ideas about society could affect us by presenting them to us in a more extreme setting, hence the dystopian setting, helping us reflect ton their importance and how society may be without them.
Our idea of the importance of family to look out for one another and to communicate in order to understand…

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