The song “The Unforgiven” by Metallica and the story “Fahrenheit 451” both have a common dystopian element of creating a society where no one can explore their independent thoughts. Without these independent thoughts society becomes subjected to uniformity, with no individuality appearing within a community. In “The Unforgiven” it talks about a dystopia where an individual is “deprived of all his thoughts.” Metallica uses the word “deprived” to express to the readers that the individual is suffering and damaged from not being able to have their own thoughts. When a community isn’t allowed to have independent thoughts no new inventions or technology will be invented and shared to the public to help everyone’s daily lives. Society today has many individuals who have made millions of dollars and saved many people's lives with their own inventions. For example Henry Ford created the manufacturing and idea of automobiles. Automobiles help people’s daily lives by decreasing the time it takes to travel to different destinations. In “Fahrenheit 451,” Bradbury expresses the idea that a society without individual thoughts has no happiness through the character Clarisse. On page 7, Clarisse asks Montag “Are you happy?” leaving him to contemplate whether he does like being a fireman and burning books or not. Being able to talk with your peer or family member does increase your happiness. A study done in a college were people are able to express their thoughts and converse with others found that people who engaged in more conversations during the day were happier by the end of the day.