Analysis Of Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Essay

1270 Words Jan 20th, 2016 6 Pages
The importance of studying and evaluating history is to ensure we learn from the past. It is significant that society grows together to create a world in which genocide and war is rare, but how can a global community learn from history if it is destroyed? How can it function ensuring it does not repeat the atrocities of the past? Fahrenheit 451 is a novel written by Ray Bradbury, published in 1953. As a form of expressing his concern for the future, Bradbury describes the life of fireman, Guy Montag. Guy is living in a dystopian society in which books are banned and people are extremely entertainment-oriented, their families are virtual on televisions, they have short attention spans and do not reflect upon the events of their lives. The role of firemen is to burn all of the books to ensure the “safety” of the society, but, at a certain point of Montag’s life, he feels the urge to read a book, to know what he works so hard to destroy. Montag steals a book from a house he is burning down, during Montag’s rebellion, his wife, Mildred betrays him and Captain Beatty attempts to kill him. The society is destroyed during a war by bombs, meanwhile Montag escapes to the forest, where he lives with others who have memorized books, and each of them identifies with a different novel. In 1931, Aldous Huxley wrote Brave New World, a dystopian novel in which science has advanced rapidly and each child is genetically engineered to fit their caste and role in society. Based on caste,…

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