Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Essay

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Imagine a society where Hakuna Matata was taken seriously, where everything was done for the thrill of life. Where learning is only in sports and speed is relaxing. Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, is a fictional society where Hakuna Matata is taken to the extremes with the added features of technological advances and books are illegal. Books are illegal for the valuable lessons written in them. In the gnarled culture the ideals are; work to play hard and thinking is done by the government for the people. Guy Montag lives in the twisted, machinery controlled government system. Montag is married to Mildred and is a fireman who burns, instead of putting out fires. In this culture, having possession of books is punishable by death and fire to all personal belongings. At first, Montage is comfortable with burning books and opposes no criticism for them being illegal. Clarisse is curious, talkative and she thinks for herself, which is not normal for the society. Montag meets Clarisse for only a few days and then a horrific event occurs and Montag is left to judge for himself. Montag becomes a desperate man wanting answers and after many tragic events at a burning house his mind is made up. Books need to be read and legal again. In Ray Bradbury’s novel, Fahrenheit 451, it is clear to see Bradbury’s beliefs woven into a story of a man 's journey to change a machinery dependent community and acknowledge the consequences of that dependency. Ray Bradbury expresses his…

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