Fahrenheit 451 Comparative Analysis Essay

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Jarod Forsythe Mrs. Castner English 11, period 1 25 February 2013 Comparative Analysis Rubric The Giver by Lois Lowry, Anthem by Ayn Rand, and Fahrenheit 451 by Francois Truffaut are all works of literature that are in quite different time periods and have the people in them have different lifestyles than ours. In the three pieces there are many similarities and differences in the way the authors portray the rules and lifestyles of those in their book’s societies. In each piece there are some different ways of transportation. In The Giver the people in the society own bicycles and there are signs of different aircraft. In Anthem it seems the main mode of transportation is walking, the main character stumbles upon an old subway tunnel that…show more content…
In The Giver the main character is the receiver. Who acquires the memories of the giver and will use those in the future to help the society to make important decisions. In Anthem the main character is a street sweeper. Which is a person who cleans the streets. In Fahrenheit 451 the main character is a fireman. In this movie the firemen go around in search for books people are hiding in there house and burns them at a temperature of 451 degrees Fahrenheit. In the three pieces there are different ways parents are portrayed. In The Giver parents are guardians of their children and help them through their childhood, but after their children have grown up they move to a nursing home like facility where they spend the rest of their lives. In Anthem parents are pretty much non existant. The characters mate, and then the children created from the mating are taken away and raised. In Fahrenheit 451 parents are not really brought up. They do mention that having a child would be fun, though. The three pieces of literature The Giver, Anthem and Fahrenheit 451 are very creative and interesting ways to portray the future. The similarities and differences such as the ways of transportation, the rules of the society, then endings, the careers the characters and the presents of parents in the pieces show different ways the future might could possibly end up if certain events
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