Avoiding The Destruction Of Society In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury
Avoiding the Destruction of Society
People believe that times are pretty great today, but are they really? People don’t know how to communicate with each other face to face anymore. Technology is starting to define people. People are being forced to be alike for certain situations, and censoring is shading people from some things they need to see. We are clearly headed down a dark and unforgiving path. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the author displays a possible society that is ultimately destroyed. This is a society where books are illegal, firefighters start fires, and people rarely spend time outside. The main character, a firefighter by the name of Guy Montag, starts to question what is in books to make them so powerful which leads him down a path that does not have a merciful ending. The story progresses as he and his wife, Mildred live in this unforgiving world. Fahrenheit 451 has many important lessons that readers can relate to our world today despite several key differences with the novel’s world. One of the most important lessons is that society destroys itself by forcing everyone to be alike, overindulging in technology, and censoring everything from the society.
Forcing everyone to be alike can lead to the downfall of society. A good example of this is how all of the firefighters in the novel described as the same: “Had he ever seen a fireman that didn’t have black hair, black brows, a fiery face, and a blue-steel shaved but unshaved look? These men were…