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Repression of Society in "1984" and "Fahrenheit 451"

Summary: George Orwell's "1984" and Ray Bradbury's "Fahrenheit 451" are two cautionary science-fiction novels with a similar theme: the dangers of attempted government control of what its citizens think. "Fahrenheit 451" describes a society in which books are banned and burned; "1984" depicts the horrors of a totalitarian society.
Ray Bradbury and George Orwell are two totally different writers who have written a very similar book. What do the books 1984 and Fahrenheit 451 have in common? They both share a common theme, conflict, and similar characters.

Guy Montag from Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451 is in a high position in his society, a firefighter who burns books because they are evil and a waste of time. "What traitors books can be! You think they're backing you up, and they turn on you. Others can use them, too, and there you are, lost in the middle of the moor, in a great welter of nouns and verbs and adjectives." Part 2, pg. 107

Winston Smith from George Orwell's 1984, is also in a high position in his society. Winston works as an Outer Party member. He begins thinking against the Party and writing in a diary out of sight of...

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