Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451 Essay

1690 Words Nov 21st, 2015 7 Pages
“We are cups, constantly and quietly being filled. The trick is, knowing how to tip ourselves over and let the beautiful stuff out” (Ray Bradbury). By beautiful stuff I mean the thoughts that swirl in your head or questions that leads you to your lightbulb moment. You are undoubtedly thinking about what I am saying to you right this moment, but just envision living in a world that eradicated any thinking and muted your expressions from ever being perceived. Ray Bradbury predicted a society resembling this in his book Fahrenheit 451 published 1953, an isolated society where books are made illegal by a government fearing an independent-thinking public. It tells us of a community that is engulfed and controlled by the lies told by the media. It also feeds an education that has no value, does not evoke the ability to question and where intellectualism is considered an outlaw. Is this sounding familiar to you? These warnings told by Bradbury are ever so present in our modern society. We should heed to Bradbury’s words “I don’t try to predict the future. I try to prevent it.”
Media can be described as the main means of mass communication. It connects the different corners of the world. In the wrong hands however the line that connects can also be the reason for it to break. Malcom X believed “The media’s the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that’s power. Because they control the minds of the…

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