Analysis Of Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451 Essay

1036 Words Aug 27th, 2015 5 Pages
The world offers many different attributes, but more importantly, it offers the pure wonderment of books. They offer insight on engrossing topics and knowledge to all those who seek it. In addition, all stories, fiction or nonfiction, can cause unimaginable emotional reactions, ranging anywhere from sadness to happiness. They bring magic to what would otherwise be a world absent of magic. Books play such an imperative part in our society, but what if that was not that case? What if there was such a universe where books are seen as something obstructing and were made illegal, subjected to being burned in fires, the only way to savor a book being to commit it to memory? This is the case in the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, which asks the question: if all of this was the way of the world, which book would be worth committing to memory? In reply to this question, the stunning book Testament of Youth by Vera Brittain comes to mind. Before delving into why Testament of Youth is a book worth committing to memory, it is essential to understand the novel that elicits this question, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. In the novel’s universe, the main character of the fictional novel, Montag, struggles with being a fireman (a person in this particular universe who burns books and houses that contain books) and his pull towards the written word. After a life changing experience, which ends in the death of an old woman, he comes to realize that perhaps being a fireman was not what…

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