Friday, April 18, 2008

Period 2 Homework Question

Today in class we discected the brains of the main characters of 1984 just like we did for Fahrenheit 451. So for our homework question we are asking you to compare the brains of one character from 1984 and one from 451. Be sure to back up your reasons with stuff from the book.

Have a lovely evening,
Molly, Kristen, Nile and Mark

18 comments:

Lukez said...

I thought that Winston had a very simialr brain to Montag from F451. They both started with their subtle ways of chalenging their government, Montag with the books and Winston with the Diary. Then they progress into much more defiant actions like Winston meeting with Julia and Guy going on the run. They are also similar because it seems like they can't challenge the system unless they have an accomplice.

alyssas said...

I saw a similarity in the brains of Winston and Montag. The largest part of each of their brains was about challenging the system in their own way. They secretly challenged the system at first, then started challenging the system in larger ways. I also saw a connection in their brains because both had large portions dedicated to other people: Winston had Julia, and Montag had Clarisse.

chelseas said...

I thought that the brains of Winston and Montag were very similar. They were both very focused on challenging the system, and they both found a way of rebelling against the government: Winston-Diary and Julia, and Montag-stealing and reading books and Clarisse. They both had a person that they trusted in some way, too. Winston thought that he could trust O'Brien to help him challenge the systenm, and Montag had Faber to help him challenge the system. Both of them thought on their own, and didn't listen to what the government was brain washing them with. Also, Montag and Winston wondered what the past was like before the government took over everything, and before the past was erased/altered in order to try and make a utopian society.

maddief said...

I agree, I think that Winston and Montag's brains are very similar, because challenging the system seems to be their main concern. I also think that Julia and Mildred, Montag's wife, are similar because both seem unconcerned with the issues surrounding them. Julia doesn't really care about the wars going on, and doesn't have as much passion about abolishing the Party as Winston does. This is the same with Mildred who didn't want to help Montag find a deeper meaning in life by reading books.

caitlina said...

Just like everyone else has said, I do also believe that Montag and Winston's main concern was going against the system. I believe that they both wanted to find out something else that was hidden in their own world. They both wanted to figure out why the objects or feeling were banned, and to experience them. Montag with the books, and Winston with love. Montag found his desire was fulfilled when he read a book, no matter how much he didn't understand; whereas Winston discovered love, and realized that love couldn't be stopped by the party.
They both discovered something about themselves, while challenging the system.

josed said...

I'm gonna go off on a totally different tangent and compare the brains of O'Brien and Winston. DUN DUN DUN! They are both the greatest adherents to their respective systems, but they both know how corrupt and evil it is. They both revel in it! Also, they were both against the system but then for it. O'Brien says they got him years ago, and Beatty doesn't even allude to his past as an intellectual, but rather comes out and says it. Oh, and they are also the novels' primary antagonists.

stefo said...

I'm going to compare the brians of Katherine (Winston's wife) to Mildred (Montag's wife) They both were empty-headed and easily filled with whatever athority figures told them. They also were very distant from their husbands and didn't have much intimacy with their husbands.

amyw said...

I think that O'Brien (1984) and Beatty (F451) had very similar brains. They both seem to be aware of the thoughts and ideas that oppose their society, yet they preach the brainwashing thoughts of the society that are supposedly "right." They both seem like they were maybe rebellious at one time, despite their allegiance to the society: why else would they know the opposing thoughts so well? And they can both be extremely cruel when they want to be: O'Brien basically tortured Winston, and Beatty made Montag burn down his own house.

amandah said...

Winston and Montag's brains are very similar. They both think about rebelling against the government. They both think about getting caught and Montag thinks about his wife and Winston thinks about Julia.

clarao said...

I also think that Winston and Montag are really similar. Towards the beginning of the books, they both feel like there is something wrong in their societies, but don't do anything really wrong except thinking in a way that their societies might disaprove of. Later, however, they both make a giant leap in their rebelling and do something that could get them killed if they are caught. They are both hesitant to make different desisions. They also have their thoughts dwell a lot on books.

nicolek said...

The brains of Montag and Winston are very similar because they both are trying to find real love. They are also trying to find ways to rebel against the government and their jobs. They have secret rebellions at first like the diary and stealing a book and then they get larger and involve other people. They also both think about how in the end, they are doomed.

meganu said...

As almost everyone else has said, I saw extreme likeness between Montag and Winstons brains. They both start out being shy little people who blend in with pretty much everyone else in their society. As the story progresses, they get stronger and more defiant. Their main focus becomes just to rebel against the government. They meet new people who are just as involved in rebelling and they join forces for a rebellion. The end doesn't look too bright for either of them also.

Javonm said...

I think that there was a big similarity between Katherine and Mildred, Winston and Montag's wives. They both were really "good" citizens, meanig they stuck to the society and thatw as number one in their lives. They both were airheads,and didnt really like there hsubands, and if there husbands had books (F451) or commited a thoughcrime (1984) they both would've turned their husbands in i think

Louiseb said...

Just like everyone else said, I saw a lot of similarities between the two brains. The thing that stood out the most to me though was that they both seemed to seek rebellion and then hide it at first, but as the story went on and the rebellion grew stronger and more complicated it also became more public and more dangerous.

aweber said...

each of the characters in 1984 have a counterpart in 451, as most ppl are saying. for one, winston and montag have extremely similar brains. they both need to rebel, and both use some type of book. also, katherine and mildred are the same, where they follow all the rules and would probably turn their husbands in, or get them killed. And as some said, o'brien and beatty have similar brains as well. like stefo said, they both can sense the rebellion, and the teachings/basics of it, but want to keep going with everyone else.

alexd said...

I think that Montag from F451 and Winston from 1984 are very similar in personality and morals. Both Montag and Winston subtley challenge the systems of government at the beginning of the book and gradually make the rebellion more obvious. They both have a rebellious streak in them that it determinded to have their own opinions and to challenge what is "normal". They both are against complete comforment.

NickB said...

I think that Winston and Montag are very similar in the since that even though they may be put under different pressures and governments, both start to see how these governments are dystopias and that life is more than just watching the walls or loving on Big Brother. One major difference between the two, though, is that while we leave Montag on the path to correct his society, Winston is left right back in square one, although he may be a bit emptier.

BrianC said...

I think that the brains of Julia in 1984 and Clarisse in Fahrenheit 451. They both seemed to be in a daze like they didn't care what was going on and they just wanted to enjoy themselves. For example, in F541, Clarisse is always wondering in the street, smelling everything, enjoying everything, and not caring what the other kids do to her. In 1984, Julia isn't concerned with what the government says or does, she just wants to enjoy herself through being with Winston and sexual activities. The brains of Clarisse and Julia are very similar.