Essay about Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451

Throughout the book Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury creates a character named Guy Montag, who contradicts the idea of being a hero. Despite his flaws, and his selfish ways, however he always strives towards what is right. During this time, technology is taking over the peoples innocent minds and the way they think of the world. Courageous Montag, wants to bring back the idea of reading books even though that it is illegal. Creating a social controversy on everyday lives.
Montag was just an average person going throughout the normal life of the future. Living off of mostly technology throughout his ages. The normal job for men was being a firefighter. But instead of putting out fires, they would start them. They mostly burned books so that the use of technology would increase. “With an effort, Montag reminded himself again that this was no fictional episode to be watched on his run to the river; it was in actuality his own chess game he was witnessing, move by move.” (Bradbury 202).Right at the beginning of the book, Montag new there was something outside of the life he was living. This all turns around when Guy Montag talks to his neighbor Clarisse. She is a 17 year old girl that tells Montag to actually think about certain things rather than to move past because society says it’s okay. Clarisse tells Montag about firefighters and how they use to put out fires, rather than start them. Montag laughed at the silly idea, rather than to think about it. Clarisse…

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