Fahrenheit 541 By Ray Bradbury Essay

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“Hakuna Matata! Ain 't no passing craze it means no worries for the rest of your days it 's our problem-free philosophy” (Hakuna Matata). Imagine a society where Hakuna Matata was taken seriously, where everything was done for the thrill of life. Where learning was done in only sports, speed was a relaxer and all troubles were far away. Fahrenheit 541, 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 because for their valuable lessons written in them and so there are no controversies going on between people. Guy Montag lives in the twisted, machinery controlled government system. Montag is to Mildred and is a fireman who burns instead of putting out fires. Having possession of books is punishable by death and fire to all personal belongings. Montag at first, is comfortable with burning books and opposes no criticism for them being illegal. In the gnarled culture, people play to work and thinking is done by the government for the people. Clarisse is curious, talkative and she thinks for herself and she 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…

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