It is not easy to compare or choose one of the two world-known anti-utopias. It is possible to allocate for an indefinitely long time common elements that emphasize the similarities of works.
There are an anti-utopia, decadence, gloomy mood, hardening of the soul, the crisis of morality, struggle with the system and loneliness. Undoubtedly, a common feature is the government’s desire to shape the lives of citizens in such a way as to achieve their secret political tasks.
And here and there the hero is a middle-aged man, in who fears, doubts, and temptations are raging. Everyone has a woman who contributes to the development of the inner contradictions of the hero. In both cases, there is a strong friendly hand. In addition, there are, of course, other characters, but the plot significance of them is rather doubtful. In fact, such a tiny number of heroes is dramaturgically justified by the fact that everyone is either a person-function or an extra. In addition, this in itself suggests thoughts about the emptiness of the life of the main characters.
If you start to recall the work of Orwell, you immediately admire the painstaking work with which he created his city, the world, the universe. It is a new reality, suggesting the horror of its own plausibility, the reasoning of each element, every detail. Attention to the details given so much that designed by the author’s imagination the system creates a clear picture in the mind of the reader. These are ministries, the police of thought, cabinet 101, the all-seeing eye of Brother. The author invites his readers at a time where cruelty is propagated from a young age. The time when people are sprayed, which means they disappear from the system of the world as a whole.
As for “451 ° Fahrenheit”, then this is no longer here. The most striking episode is the impressive idea of burning the literature. In the anti-Utopia of Bradbury, all the books are known to be seized and burned - but this is the most extreme option. However, there are some people who bravely hide the forbidden literature and memorize literary masterpieces by heart. All the author’s explanations about the way of the world and the origins of such a state system were not sufficiently substantive and convincing.
These two novels unite the desire of the authorities and those who manage to lead the society completely and impose their own opinion. The government as much as possible controls the public's thoughts and in two novels there is propaganda
These two world-wide novels have the idea of very important topics for society, which are relevant not only today but also perhaps in the future will become even more significant.