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Authority is defined as a person or group of people who control the society and make major decisions affecting the society Individual is a person who has no particular influence on the society and neither do his decisions The term Authority may be applied to any type of people who hold some sort of influence or power on the society such as The Police Courts from local courts to supreme courts and of course the ruling party of the government The individual may be a single civilian This essay will compare and contrast the way the following text types present the concept of Authority and the individual Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Billy Budd by Hermann Melville Shawshank Redemption by Hollywood Studios And the poem Naming of parts by Henry Reed It will discuss how symbolism language of features themes and text form contributes to the way they present the idea of Authority and Individual It will also discuss the state of Authority in that particular text type for example is the Authority right or wrong in its believes and practices Fahrenheit 451 is a book written by Ray Bradbury set in a futuristic society about a fireman named Guy Montag whose job is to go and burn the books which are forbidden being the source of all discord and unhappiness The two main themes in this novel are Social change and the banning of books to stop inequality and Individualism One of the changes the Authority is responsible in this novel is Social change Their main purpose is to not let the individual think alone The Authority does this by giving individuals no time to think as captain Beatty puts it Give them zippers instead of buttons pg 63 Clarisee also says in School children are given fun activities are blasted with useless facts and information and given no time to ask questions In the world of Fahrenheit
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