The Role Of Society In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Over two years ago, science-fiction author Ray Bradbury, one of the genres leading writers for more than sixty years, had passed on. He had written many books and short stories that were well-received, and a few were turned into movies, plays and or even TV shows. Although, he was primarily known for the novel Fahrenheit 451, which describes a dystopian future in which the government burns books. Numerous individuals have mentioned that the novel was mainly to argue against censorship, but Bradbury was trying to explain where society was heading down the road. His beliefs and strange predictions back in the fifties might have seemed crazy, when in actuality he hasn’t been far off from the truth of American society. The society Bradbury describes is very similar to the one we are living in now, such as being quicker, demanding more advanced technology, and having awkward social interactions with each other. People don 't want to waste time anymore, they want things done quicker without as much effort, so they have more time for other important things. Indeed, during this day and age people want fast, so there are fast food restaurants, fast acting weight …show more content…
Overall, in both societies things are becoming faster paced, the people are demanding up to date devices, and are having less social interaction face to face. Even though they are more technologically advanced, perhaps at the rate that companies are producing further advanced machinery. Maybe the societies will soon be the same, although, the novel also presents the warnings of where society could be headed if it is not careful. Of course Bradbury’s predictions of society may seem extreme, but the population might need a reminder that it can be simple to turn the extremely social society of today into a materialistic zombie-like society similar to that in Fahrenheit

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