Comparative Essay Outline: Fahrenheit 451 vs. the Time Machine

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“The Time Machine” and “Fahrenheit 451” Comparative Essay

Today in many parts of the world there are an estimated one hundred tribes completely unconnected from modern society, and with their isolation unaware to them, members believe that there is perfect balance in their community. ( Overlooking their hardships, these people are true to their beliefs and refuse to acknowledge another way of life, except the one which they already know. This false sense of utopianism, common even in many developed nations today, is illustrated by great works of fictional literature such as “Fahrenheit 451” by
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| When the time traveller asks a question about the Morlocks and the wells, the Eloi simply disregard the question. | “[I] tried to frame a question about it in their tongue, [and] they were still more visibly distressed and turned away” (Wells, 54) | The Morlocks, although a large part of the Eloi’s lives, are not a concern of the Eloi. Although their population lives in fear of the Morlocks, they lack the will to find out more about them and better defend themselves. | The brown and charted rags that hung from the sides of it, I presently recognized as the decaying vestiges of books. They had long since dropped to pieces, and every semblance of print had left them. [...] Had I been a literary man I might, perhaps, have moralized upon the futility of all ambition. (8.9) | | |

It would be assumed that the future societies in these fictional novels would be more advanced and open minded, and that the individuals would have learned from their mistakes. However, knowledge does not seem to be admired in either society.

ARGUMENT #3: Conflict
Characters in these futuristic worlds have very little intelligence are for