How Did Bradbury Write Fahrenheit 451

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Little did Leonard and Ester Bradbury know that the child they gave birth to on August 22, 1920, in the town of Waukegan, Illinois, would one day become one of the most celebrated 20th- and- 21st century American genre writers. Ray Bradbury, who as a little boy, seemed to take an interest to his childhood. His captivating spirit later led him to write novels and short stories which included parts of his experiences as a boy. In his youth, he found himself intrigued with magicians and various readings of adventure and fantasy fiction novels. According to the editors at (BIO.), beginning at the age of twelve or thirteen Ray Bradbury made the decision to become a writer. “He made the decision in hopes of emulating his heroes, and to “live forever” …show more content…
Instead he started a career as a full time book reader at a library for three days out of the week for ten years. After graduation; in the same year he began writing and publishing short stories for newspaper articles. A few years later, he began writing novels, which one of his best-known novels are Fahrenheit 451. Bradbury does not give a clear reason to why he wrote the novel, but does explains the idea of the story. Bradbury believed, watching television should not decrease the interest in reading books. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, the setting takes place during the time of war, in the future. Technology has replaced the need for reading books and has drawn the citizens to the conclusion that books leave people unhappy, sad, and confused. In a quote, Bradbury states, “You don 't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” This quote can relate to the book because in the story, books were banished, therefore anyone who hid books within there homes would be sent to jail, and their houses would be burned to ashes. This powerful story is an outstanding piece of writing, but what made the novel so deep is the relationships in which each of the characters are

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