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If you delve into the content of almost any novel there is almost always some kind of struggle for power It could be for rightful integration into society power over an island power over a country or in some cases even power over the minds of others These not at all uncommon struggles for power are what keep us interested in the plot of a book The ongoing battle between a character and his cause makes it impossible to put down a good book For instance the novel 1984 by George Orwell is about the struggle of a man and a woman to somehow find a way to get out of the constant barrage of cameras and mind control conducted by their government Although the two of them eventually lost the battle there was still a victor in the struggle for power their government In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury the main struggle for power deals with the government This overly oppressive almost Orwellian style bureaucracy tries to make sure there is no interaction with books at all They believe that books permeate their society and corrupt the minds of the people Unannounced searches of property by firemen are not at all uncommon At the slightest inkling of this futuristic contraband these firemen will rummage through all of ones property at times destroying everything in their path On the opposite side of that spectrum there is a struggle for power by the people as well There is the woman who hid several thousand volumes of books in her house She loves these books so much that when the firemen ransacked her house she went down with the books without hesitation In another example of this ongoing struggle for power some peoples lives were actually transformed into books Their names changed to the title of the book and they had to memorize every single written
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