Essay about Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451

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Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 may seem one dimensional at first glance; however, Bradbury was actually giving the world a warning in the form of an allegory. He was warning society of what may happen if people continue to be numb to the world around them and less focused on interpersonal relationships with each other. The novel focuses on the dangers that may come if the world continues the way it is going and shows that with these true antisocial behaviorisms comes destruction in society.It is of utmost importance that everyone in this society understands the massive impact that seemingly innocent actions makes. Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 addresses the censorship that governments may employ in order to withhold knowledge from their people, the willingness of people to give up said knowledge for shallow happiness, and the use of technology to get rid of any personal voids that may arise from resisting human nature. One of the most apparent odd behaviors of this society that Bradbury created is the heavy reliance on technology and the decreased socialization between citizens. Bradbury illustrates this oddity by describing the peculiar life of Guy Montag and the people he encountered. The social behaviors of his world are very extreme. Montag’s wife, Mildred, for example, didn’t have a very close relationship to Montag, but instead had affectionate feelings for the parlor, a television that filled up three walls. When Montag was dealing with an emotional crisis,…

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