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The motifs in Fahrenheit 451 illustrate the dystopian features in their society.

“Fire” and “books” are two antagonist motifs present in this book. The scene of the old lady who decides to die with her books is full of symbols and motifs. Nevertheless the final scene of the book shows the real meaning of fire. Indeed Montag understands that fire represents warmth and safety rather than the destruction he is used to. On the contrary fire represents in dystopia censorship and dystopia whereas Books are synonym of knowledge and self reflection. Montag is not a fireman anymore, but an intellectual who want to build a new civilization. Huxlel uses similar motifs. As we saw in Fahrenheit 451, the motifs reveal the Dystopia within the Utopia .One the same way “Soma” and “Shakespeare” reflects two different idea of society in Brave New World. The last scene in the reservation, when John is fascinated by Lenina’s body, he gazes at her, quietly quoting passages from Romeo and Julie. This shows the contrast between Dystopia and Utopia. John has a complete different conception of love and life because he grew up in a society that has different values. However, as he expresses his feelings, Lenina is having soma holidays. Lenina responds to sadness with soma instead of facing her problems. This contrast of ways of dealing with feelings shows that the “Brave New World” can not have strong emotions. And soma is a way that society uses to conceal their problems, deceiving people to think if it as a Utopia. The struggle for Utopia is incarnated by Characters as well. The writer uses protagonist and antagonist to express dystopia or either utopia. In Fahrenheit 451 Montag is the protagonist and Betty is the antagonist. This opposition is particularly during their conversation. Betty is explaining to Montag the foundations of the dystopian society. He seems convinced of the offensiveness of Books and he believes in the superiority of the current society. This key scene is actually the continuation of the evolution of the growing character: Montag. He will quickly reject the absurd Argumentation of the captain.

and finally he can’t support the way people died in the dystopian society. John is the representative of the impossible utopia in Brave new world. The death of Linda will cause his leave to the lighthouse where he will find a semblance of utopia for a while. Indeed John is actually the bridge between two dystopian worlds. “Alone. Furthermore he finishes being completely frustrated with his relationship with Lenina. .The difference between Fahrenheit 451 and Brave New World is the protagonist John does not manage to reach utopia. This quote shows the difficulties for John to integrate in the reservation community. always alone”. He finds himself similarly unable to fit in to World State society.