The poem “The Cloud” by Charles Coonz and the story Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury both share the common dystopian aspect of true equality of a society from lacking in knowledge and independent thoughts. With a lack of knowledge ignorance is promoted and stands out in a community. In “The Cloud” the author displays this idea by saying the people’s “thoughts now live in the cloud.” In this society no one has their own thoughts, and all their knowledge is stuck in the sky were no one can find them. In Fahrenheit 451 the main character Montag says on page 78, “Nobody listens anymore,” and people are only focused on “listening to the walls (78).” Living in both of these societies where no one has any knowledge or independent thoughts leads the population to ignorance. If someone does something out of the normal people will not listen to them because they think they are better than that person. Once a society has lost many thoughts in the clouds Charles explains how the memories are “so hard to claim it back.” The population is used to being ignorant and not knowing anything except how the rest of their community lives too. As Montag says in Fahrenheit 451 “...maybe if I talk long enough, it'll make sense (78).” If Montag tries to get someone to understand him long enough he thinks it will finally help the, relieve and get their memories back. Both of these societies talk about how hard it takes to obtain your memories, creating an equal society where if someone does something out of the normal, everyone will be ignorant and judge them or not listen to them.