Fahrenheit 451 And Frankenstein Comparison Essay

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English Final Knowledge is a very complex aspect of life and many questions arise pertaining to the nature of it. Some of these questions are straightforward, others are not. But one of the most important questions in life is: Should we inform or be informed about anything that will instantly hurt us? The answer to this might not be as simple as it may seem because of the good that could come from the information. Some of this good is that this knowledge positively benefit the quality of their life, allow them to make better choices, or even allow them to appreciate what they have better. This idea is constantly seen in the live of the characters in Pleasantville by Gary Ross, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley, …show more content…
This is unavoidable even if the information has a positive effect in the future. In Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein when the monster reads Victor’s notes about its creation, he states with much emotional turmoil, “Hateful day when I received life!' I exclaimed in agony. 'Accursed creator! Why did you form a monster so hideous that even you turned from me in disgust?” (Shelly 119). This negativity is temporarily affecting every aspect of his life causing him to question the reasons for his existence. At the moment, the monster's pain is unmatchable which is too extreme for any living being should be put through. Clearly people would not want to be give information that would cause them to think and feel like this but this information is actually a good thing for the person despite this extreme pain. This pain is no match for the long term happiness the person experiences after knowing the information. Although this might seem contradicting, that pain leads to happiness, it is continuously occurring through Pleasantville, Frankenstein, and Fahrenheit 451. In Pleasantville, after knowing of all emotions, thought processes, and individuality that were missing from their society, represented by color, the people of Pleasantville began to live happier more dynamic lives after a short time with suffering. This is seen through the true care and