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- Wow it s hot in here; look even those books are starting to burn. That means it must be around 451 degrees Fahrenheit because that s the temperature at which book paper catches fires and burns . In Fahrenheit 451 the nice old community fireman are changed into a futuristic squad of government policing.
- One other similar characteristic in our society and the Fahrenheit 451 society is that more and more, our government is starting to turn the table in their direction and trying to make us conform to their ideology, along with censoring certain things out of our lives.
- 451 degrees Fahrenheit is the temperature at which paper, more specifically books, burn. As a fireman living in a futuristic city, it is Guy Montag s job to see that that is exactly what happens. Ray Bradbury predicts in his novel Fahrenheit 451 that the future is without literature — everything from newspapers to novels to the Bible.
- "Guy Montag enjoyed his job. He had been a fireman for ten years and he had never questioned the joy of the midnight runs, nor the joy of watching pages consumed by flames?never questioned anything until he met a seventeen-year-old girl who told him of a past when people were not afraid.
- “Fahrenheit 451–the temperature at which book paper catches fire and burns…” (1). Greeting readers as they study the title page, this quote immediately intrigues the readers, even frightens them as they realize the rather fiery and explosive nature of the novel.
- In the book Fahrenheit 451 the theme is a society/world that revolves around being basically brain washed or programmed because of the lack of people not thinking for themselves concerning the loss of knowledge, and imagination from books that don’t exist to them.
- Fahrenheit 451 Fahrenheit 451 is a book written by Ray Bradbury. There are two main characters in the book. Montag and Mildred who are husband and wife. Ray Bradbury shows a couple that might be drifting away from each other or maybe never had a true love for one another to begin with.
- John F. Kennedy once said, ” Conformity is jailer of freedom and the enemy of growth.” This quote relates directly to the novel Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury. According to this statement, when a person is told how to live their own lives they often forget to make their own decisions, and they are no longer their own person.
- “We don’t read and write poetry because it’s cute, we read and write poetry because we are members of the human race and the human race is full of passion.” Mr. Keating said this to try to get his class to look beyond writing poems because the teacher told them to and because that is what they have done for years.
- Aldous Huxley also uses the concept of society out of control in his science fiction novel Brave New World. Brave new world also deals with man in a changed society. Huxley asks his readers to look at the role of science and literature in the future world, scared that it may be rendered useless and discarded.
- In Ray Bradbury’s, Fahrenheit 451, he predicts a dismal future full of technology, which has been over run with censorship and propaganda. When Bradbury presents his predictions for the future, he depicts many devices and ideas that are now a reality, even though the book was written over 40 years ago.
- Montag’s job as a fireman serves as a setting to show how many people passively accept the absurdity of their society. Instead of rushing to put out fires, as firemen today do, Montag rushes to start fires, burning the books and homes of people reported to have books.
- A world without books that moves at breakneck speed may sound like a wonderful world for the average student who dreads reading books and watches mounds of television daily. It is a world where one does not need to worry oneself with knowing Shakespeare or Thoreau.
- Fire is a symbol of many things in this story. It symbolizes hate because of the way fire is used to burn the books. These books were once loved but are now hated because they are being burned. Fire also symbolizes ignorance and illiteracy because the people could have saved books but they were too lazy to want to read them.
- Fahrenheit 451 is one of Ray Bradbury’s most famous, wonderfully crafted accomplishments. The book was first published in 1933, and its story entails a futuristic world in the middle of a nuclear war. The totalitarian government of this future forbids its people from reading or taking a part in other acts that involve individual thinking.
- 2) An idea that interested me was Captain Beatty’s ignorance. He had no doubt about this world of book burning and he even spread his beliefs by sharing them with Guy Montage. He put the idea in Montage’s head that books made people smart and they didn’t need smart people in the world.
- All great things that have been created by mankind have evolved from individuals who dare to think outside of the box. There are the regretful ideas from which we learn from and of course the great ideas in which humanity has developed. For us to grow and change, mankind needs a diversity of ideas and thoughts.
- One charge of imaginative literature is to give us insight into the world around us, fellow human beings, and ourselves. The novels Anthem and Fahrenheit 451 both hold examples of a world in which people are striped of their individuality. In one sense these novels can be seen as a utopia gone bad.
- The films “Bladerunner” and “Fahrenheit 451” are similar in the way they show emotions in their depictions of distopias. The emotions shown are not normal to us, but are controlled by the government. The inhabitants of these worlds are being persuaded that emotions are bad, unhealthy.
- Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury that takes the reader to a time where books and thinking are outlawed. In a time so dreadful where those who want to better themselves by thinking and by reading are outlaws. Books and ideas are burned, books are burned physically and ideas are burned from the mind.