Essay about Fahrenheit 451 By Alexander Mccall Smith

1136 Words Nov 6th, 2015 5 Pages
Alexander McCall Smith, a British writer, once said, “One of the most destructive things that 's happening in modern society is that we are losing our sense of the bonds that bind people together - which can lead to nightmares of social collapse.” Alexander McCall Smith is saying that people are getting to caught up in society and are losing their sense of human relationships. Today, society has so much technology that can potentially lead to a downfall of human relationships. In Fahrenheit 451, many people are losing sense of human relationships just like our society today. Also in Fahrenheit 451, most people are loosing a sense of human relationships because they are to caught up with technology. Mildred is an ideal character to Fahrenheit 451 society in that she doesn’t value human relationships, she doesn’t think, and she doesn’t care about people just like most people in Fahrenheit 451. Clarisse is a threat to Fahrenheit 451 society in that she cares about people, values human relationships, and thinks deeply unlike most people in Fahrenheit 451.

A character that represents an example of most people in Fahrenheit 451 is Mildred. Mildred is considered an ideal and typical character in Fahrenheit 451 society. In Fahrenheit 451 society, the government wants people to not think. Also, the government thinks that ignorance is happiness. The government thinks that if the people ignore knowledge then they will be happy. In part one, Beatty explains to Montag:
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