Book Report On Fahrenheit 451

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The book Fahrenheit 451 takes place somewhere in the United States of America, we are not given a town, city, or state. The time of the story is around the 1990’s but, since the book was written in the years 1951-1953, the author predicted there would be two atomic wars after World War II. Guy Montag is the protagonist of this book. He is a middle-aged man who is a third-generation fireman. A fireman is a person who makes their money going around burning books and the houses the books are kept in. Guy is quite content burning but as the story progresses he realizes he is living an empty life and wants more from it. Guy is very intelligent and is a free-thinker. In his time, if you question anything or have your own thoughts, you are considered …show more content…
Beatty yells at Guy while Mildred packs her nags and runs out of the house, making Guy realize she is the one who called the fireman on him. Beatty makes Guy burn down his entire house and cannot run away because of the awful mechanical hound outside waiting to kill him if he tries to escape. Beatty then starts beating Guy up and knocks the little earpiece from Guy’s ear and hears Faber calling for Guy to run away. Beatty says he will find Faber and burn him as well. Guy, then, picks up a blowtorch and burns Beatty to ashes and then turns to the hound. He burns the hound but before it dies, it sticks him in the leg with a needle and makes his leg go numb. Guy hobbles to find the four books he left behind a bush and runs into the woods, now a fugitive. In the woods Guy meets other book lovers who called themselves book jackets and becomes friends with them. A while later Guy’s old town was bombed and the entire place was destroyed and everyone in it, the only people left are Guy and his new family of book lovers. So, they decide to make a new community where books will be everywhere and …show more content…
Through most of book Guy is always feeling guilty for stealing and reading the books. He loves the authority he has and respects his role in the community but, goes against everything he is. A fireman is a model citizen and should not be keeping the same thing they are destroying and that is why Guy feels so guilty. Though, as the story moves on Guy embraces his love for books and moves on from being a fireman. The entire book is Guy trying to hide books from his government and friends. Guy hides all of his books because they are illegal but he also realizes how valuable they really are. This problem isn’t solved until his town was bombed and all of the firemen were killed and the book jackets could come from hiding and start their own new community.
I really enjoyed this book. The main reason I enjoyed this book so much is, it was about an ordinary man who is going against everyone he knows and loves, to stand up for what he believes is right. I would definitely recommend this book to anyone who loves a good story about an average person changing the world for the better.
The author of Fahrenheit 451 is Ray Bradbury. He was born in Waukegan, Illinois on August 22, 1920. Bradbury became a writer at the age of eleven and used butcher paper. His writing career really started when he was fourteen and became a member of a writing league. His most popular stories include Fahrenheit 451, The Martian Chronicles,

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