The Change Of Society In Fahrenheit 451, By Ray Bradbury

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¨As the McCarthy era´s climate of fear slowly receded in America, it became clear that Bradbury had succeeded in dramatizing important ideas-fundamental ideas that define our humanity-with vitality, intensity, and emotional impact¨(Eller).During the period of time in which the book, Fahrenheit 451, was written the ¨red scare¨ was occurring. During the red scare, Americans were afraid that there were communist in America trying to ruin the government. In Senator Joseph McCarthy 's speech there are many conflicts and concerns present that may have given rise to the way society was created in the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury. Fahrenheit 451ś society exposes many conflicts happening in the real world 's society at the time. these conflicts …show more content…
People can be influenced by the way information is presented to them. In his speech McCarthy says, ¨The great difference between our western christian world and the atheist communist world is not political,gentlemen,it is moral¨(McCarthy). He also says,¨This religion of immoralism, if the Red half of the world triumphs-and well it may, gentlemen-this religion of immoralism will more deeply wound and damage mankind than any conceivable economic or political system¨(McCarthy). Throughs these quotes McCarthy manipulates people to communism is scary because he says communism is the same thing as immoralism and that it will destroy mankind. In Fahrenheit 451 it says,¨It made a single last leap into the air coming down at montag from a good three feet over his head, it 's spidered legs reaching, the procaine needle snapping out its single angry tooth¨(Bradbury 114). This quote is talking about the mechanical hound . It was hunting down Montag.The hound is a good example of government control for a couple of reasons. The hound is like a monitor to the people. It hunts down and ¨disciplines ¨ people who fail to adhere to the society 's guidelines. Another quote from the book is,“‘Sounds fine ’ said Mrs.Bowles´i voted last election,same as everyone, and i laid it on the line for President Noble. i think he 's one of the nicest looking men ever became president’”(Bradbury 93). This quote discusses the presidential election. In the book the government manipulates the people to believe they have options, when in truth they don 't. The election goes in hand with this because only two people run for president. One person running is handsome, has a nice name, and appeared well dressed. while the other candidate had an ugly name and looked bumish. They give people less options so they don 't become unhappy and question the order of things. Also

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