In the book Fahrenheit 451 and the song “radioactive” they both explore a dystopian world where the government has complete control, developing the idea that if we don’t “wake up” and read books to get educated, the government will altogether take over our society leaving us incapable and inhabited to face realistic ideas or creativity. Although in the book Fahrenheit 451, the people who have books are aware of what the government is doing. The government reciprocates this awareness by burning there books as well as there homes to cut off all connection to education beyond government control. The song “Radioactive” describes the idea of an apocalyptic world when stating, “I'm waking up, I feel it in my bones enough to make my systems blow welcome to the new age, to the new age”, we need to wake up and not allow ourselves to be under this control the government is placing upon us. The thought of waking up from government control can only be questioned though education which allows you the ability to question things. This connects with Fahrenheit 451 because Montag starts to question the government once Clarisse “wakes” him up to think realistically and question things going on. He then has a conversation with Mildred where they say, "Let me alone," said Mildred. "I didn't do anything." "Let you alone! That's all very well, but how can I leave myself alone? We need not to be let alone. We need to be really bothered once in a while. How long is it since you were really bothered? About something important, about something real?"(37). He’s been “waken” up and understands that the people need to be aware of what’s really happening and do something about it before it could turn into a “new age”. As the government has controlled there lives for a long time, some of them who have books understand the importance behind education and different perspectives. For example, Montag starts by saying, “Come on, woman!" The woman knelt among the books, touching the drenched leather and cardboard, reading the gilt titles with her fingers while her eyes accused Montag. "You can't ever have my books," she said (34). This woman recognizes what Montag will not realize for some time the value of books is not physical and doesn’t lie in the pages. That’s why, although they burn this woman’s books, they never really take them from her. In the song “Radioactive”, the writer states multiple times, “It's a revolution, I suppose”, this connects with Fahrenheit 451 because you could make an argument that some of the people who start to question the government and revolt could be considered part of a revolution. All in all, the book Fahrenheit 451 and the song “Radioactive” both explore many dystopian elements, mainly one where the government has total control, which helps develop the idea that if we don’t “wake up” and question the government, the government will take total control and destroy society as a whole.
The first song on Imagine Dragons' debut album Night Visions gives off a revolutionary vibe, but leaves what is being changed up to interpretation. Some argue it is about nuclear