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A World Without Books In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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For centuries, books have been extremely influential to the way the world runs. They are used to help guide others, to share opinions, and inspire future generations of people. It is difficult to imagine what a world without books would be like. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, that idea is explored. This novel shows what a world without books would be like, and it seems to be quite chaotic. With books being illegal, punishment comes with owning a book. Fireman Guy Montag is one of many people who make sure that hidden books are destroyed. His job is to burn down houses where people live, even if the people in the house refuse to leave. As the book goes on, Guy Montag begins to wonder why he burns books. He wonders, is he really doing the right thing? One thing is sure, Guy Montag is not satisfied with his life and will do almost anything to be happy once more. Guy Montag is so unsatisfied with his life and so greedy for this knowledge of books that he is willing to lose his wife of many years, his job, and a place in his society. To Mildred, it seemed insane that her husband Guy Montag would want to risk his life to keep a book. A healthy relationship, family members who live with him, and a steady job. He had it all, what more could he want? Mildred wasn’t able to understand why he would keep a book and risk all of that being destroyed. Guy Montag became a different man because of his desire to know why books were burned. In Fahrenheit 451, Montag states
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