Reflection On Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury is a dystopian novel that takes the reader on a journey through a future world where books are illegal. The novel outlines the fact that books are important to civilization in many ways, whether it be content, characters, themes, or any important historical foundation that books contain. At the end of the book, the main character, Guy Montag, grabs a few books to save from the firemen, and finds himself amongst a group of homeless book lovers who each have books, or portions of books, memorized where they are safe from the hands of firemen and the government. With the idea of being in Montag’s place and having a choice of which books I would save, I would have chosen The Color Purple, The Wind in the Willows, and The Life of Pi, each for their own unique qualities that would be valuable for future civilizations for historical reference. Rich with gender and racial history, The Color Purple by Alice Walker exemplifies what life was like in the early 1900s for southern African American women. This book would prove useful to a …show more content…
It is part of our nature. Writers typically use this longing for adventure to draw up a story, because reading these stories helps us satisfy our insatiable hunger for action. The Life of Pi by Yann Martel tells the story of a young boy who searches for God – finding him in Hinduism, Islam, and Christianity. When his father can no longer stay in India, he seeks opportunity in Canada. Travelling by ship, they begin crossing the Pacific ocean, until a storm hits and kills all of Pi’s family except him. The story envelops all of Pi’s time at sea, alone in his lifeboat, and his perpetual belief in God that takes him through the journey. The Life of Pi would be the most beneficial to people of the future because it not only depicts adventure, but also wonder, fear, happiness, and, most importantly, the major religions of our time and the faith people have in

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