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Can you see some parallels between Lord of the Flies, Brave New World and Fahrenheit...

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kamerir | Student, Grade 9 | eNotes Newbie

Posted March 9, 2009 at 3:02 AM via web

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Can you see some parallels between Lord of the Flies, Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451?

Can you see some parallels of this novel to Brave New World and Fahrenheit 451?

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danylyshen | High School Teacher | (Level 1) Associate Educator

Posted March 9, 2009 at 11:35 AM (Answer #2)

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Some parallels you may wish to consider include:

1. All three novels have a single protagonist who struggles against authoritarion oppressor(s) who wish to control and dictate what goes on in the civilization.

2. They are each a kind of dystopian or utopian society (depending on your perspecetive, of course). If you love control and order, then you'd love BNW and 451's society.

3. The main protagonist in each is male.

4. Each of the novels presents a struggle for power.

5. Each of the novels present a struggle for knowledge.

6. Each novel presents an allegory for elements in our own world.

7. They are all fine examples of how isolation and alienation occur.

Compare and contrast the themes. There's plenty more mining there.

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