Lord of the Flies and Fahrenheit 451 Essay

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                               Lord of the Flies & Fahrenheit 451: Essay             In class we have read the two novels Lord of the Flies by William Golding and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. I think that the two novels were completely different but they both are non-fiction novels, which have themes, and characters that develop throughout the story. A theme that both stories have in common is, a character believing in something which turns into an even stronger belief. This theme is shown through characterization of the character Mildred in Fahrenheit 451, and Jack in Lord of the Flies. Both of the characters begin the novel having a belief but with conflict turns into an even stronger belief.             Mildred is a typical person in the novel Fahrenheit 451. She is a woman who doesn’t work, she stays home all day, only watches television, has a husband who works and follows the law that all books are pointless, they are prohibited and if you see one you call the fire department. Her husband Montag is a fireman who burns books, but with the help of a crazy neighbor Clarisse, Montag learns that books aren’t bad and that they should not be burned, they should be read. Mildred soon learns that her husband reads books and has to deal with the conflict man vs. society. She has to choose between following the law that she believes in, or keeping Montag’s secret that he reads books and watch him do something illegal that she does not believe in. Mildred begins the book having the belief that all books are bad, they are illegal and they should all be burned. Throughout the book she develops by beginning to strongly believe that all books are bad. This is shown when she discovered that Montag reads books she immediately calls the fire department and leaves Montag.             In the novel Lord of the Flies Jack is a strong and very outspoken person. In the beginning of the book he arrives on the island as the leader of the choir. Once everyone on the island...
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