Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451 Essay

1364 Words Jun 25th, 2016 6 Pages
Whether Ray Bradbury meant for his novel, Fahrenheit 451, to be riddled with warning for the future or not, it is a fact of the matter that many of the warnings are still relevant in today 's age. Many of these warnings are centered around technology and censorship and how it changes the way people react, or their lack of reaction, to certain situations. At the start of the book, many of the characters are ignorant to the world around them and while a few change, many stay the same.
Throughout the novel, majority of the minor characters are unaware of or simply indifferent about the world around them. While Montag is, at first, ignorant, his thirst for knowledge allows him to change and become a more thoughtful person. This shown when Montag brings up the idea that there are citizens less fortunate. 'Is it because we 're so rich and the rest of the world 's so poor and we just don 't care that they are? I 've heard rumours; the world is starving, but we 're well-fed. Is it true, the world works hard and we play? Is that why we 're hated so much? ' He asks rhetorically if that is why they are hated. However, it is as if he has known that he is hated by the lower class people yet has no idea why. As he reads and thinks about the things he has heard, he was able to draw a conclusion. Another example is when Montag puts forward the fact that there is a war going on. 'Every hour so many damn things in the sky! How in hell did those bombers get up there every single second of…

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