Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury Essay

1436 Words Nov 30th, 2016 6 Pages
The 50’s presents a difficultly time in America. With the country, still fighting for freedom with racism, the aftermath of World War 2 in the beginning of the 40’s, and the economy was still trying to grow after the great recession of 1939, it’s a sense of disconnection and lost hope for this period. When reading Ray Bradbury’s book, “Fahrenheit 451,” I felt the same way. The story takes a place in the futurist spin in the twenty-fourth century. Guy Montag, A fireman, not the one that would that save fires, instead, he burns books that were outlawed, as well as people’s homes that had the books in it. Montag would go through numerous tragedies before he realizes there’s more to life than what they were taught. The core of the book is censorship, and some feel it’s a prophecy of the future. The question is, how close is our world and the world of Fahrenheit 451? There were many traits of their world that’s very much like ours. The free-spirited teenager name Clarisse, who help Montag begin his journey, was regarded as insane for being different. Mildred, Montag lovely wife, who was stuck to her television and a drug addict, was another example of the materialistic and depression, an enormous trait people have now. The government wanted to get rid of books that were considered obscene or a threat to security, such as the bible. Much like society now, they are trying to eradicate some of our history now, to cover up the tragedies that happen in the past. People believe this…

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