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Brave New World And Farenhiet 451 comparisson essay

For a long time science fiction writers have thrilled and have been challenged readers with visions of the future and future worlds. Brave New World by Aldous Huxley and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury are books that both offered an insight into what they expected man, society, and what civilization will become in the future time. Both authors show that society, civilizations and expectations from men can be completely different in future time. Of the many similarities among the two books, similarities that stand out the most would have to be, the outlawed reading of books; the superficial preservation of beauty and happiness; and lastly the idea of the protagonist as being a loner or an outcast from society because of his differences in beliefs. Outlawed reading. To us this sounds very strange. In the societies of both of these books, however, it is a common and almost completely unquestioned law. In Brave New World reading is something that all classes are conditioned against from birth. In the very beginning of the novel we see a group of infants who are given bright, attractive books but are exposed to an explosion and a shrieking siren when they reach out for them. Through out the his or her life, the infant learns to keep a distance between himself and the books, Because of the conditioning experiences that infants went through, The mere sight of books made people scream and shout in terror. We come to learn that the basic reasoning behind this conditioning against reading in Brave New World was because “You couldn't have lower-caste people wasting the Community's time over books, and there was always the risk of their reading something, which might undesirably decondition one of their reflexes” (Huxley 22). In Fahrenheit 451 the outlawing of book reading is taken to an even greater extent. In this novel the whole purpose of...

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