Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Essay

1143 Words Nov 17th, 2015 5 Pages
Wouldn’t you like to see what the world looks like in 100 years? Imagine you could. Now what would you do if all you saw was a world of prejudice, crime, and utter ignorance? Would you make an effort to change the path of society before things became like you saw it?

There are particular things represented in the book, Fahrenheit 451, that today’s society is approaching rather than consciously avoiding. Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel written by Ray Bradbury. It is regarded as Bradbury’s best work because of the way it has been interpreted in society. It’s not just a dystopian novel, it is a representation of what society should not become in any distant future. Why does society take its warnings so seriously? Because the things Fahrenheit warns us against are already present and visible it today’s society, and this book demonstrates how much worse they can become if we aren’t careful. An example of these warnings contained in Fahrenheit is the brokenness of the education systems and school curriculums, which are present in some countries today. Hedonism is also a relatable, common problem shown in the book, where the public chooses to ignore real things that they’d rather not have to deal with, and they are convinced that ignorance is key to their main priority, which is enjoying themselves. These examples of warnings in Fahrenheit can be found in the real world, right here in Australia. Firstly, the education curriculum system in schools is used to brainwash…

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