Theme Paper In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451
129,864,880 is the number of books in the world as of August 2010. Just imagine all of them being burned because society bans all of the knowledge inside of them. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, all books are illegal to possess and if books are in custody, they are burned until there is nothing left. Guy Montag thought nothing was wrong with this act, until he met some influential people and everything he ever knew was controversial. In this book, there are many messages for the audience to interpret, but three main points are to obtain valued information, set a side time to relax and digest it, and lastly, carry out actions.
Having quality information is important. By acquiring useful knowledge, many new concepts …show more content…
If today’s society took a brief moment to reflect on the information given and stop the constant busyness of our lives today, better comprehension would appear. In the book, Faber talks about how busy the lives of the culture is, “It rushes you on so quickly to its own conclusion your mind hasn’t time to protest, What nonsense!” (Bradbury 80). He is talking about the information on TV and how it blasts on and off so quickly there is no possible time to grasp it. In their world, everything goes by rapidly. They need to stretch out the billboards to be able to read it. This theory appears very evident in the current culture. People always feel the need to be active and doing something. Not always something useful, but often just busy work. If a person were to take a certain amount of time to consider the new information previously learned, they would be able to create new, worthwhile thoughts. The novel also explains “ The river was real; it held him comfortably and gave him the time at last, the leisure, to consider this month, this year, and lifetime of years” (Bradbury 134). When Montag finally separated himself from the flawed society, he was able to reflect on the strange way he has been living. As he was in the river, it gave him peace. Being disconnected from the world Montag used to agree with, he had all the time to contemplate and make a plan to fix society. While it makes sense that it is necessary to take moments to relax and consider, some may disagree. In today’s culture, children are always busy. If adolescents are kept active and out of trouble, they have no time to be “bored.” If children become bored, no good can come out of the plans they make. Once all of the fresh information is reflected upon, plans can be