Analysis Of ' Fahrenheit 451 ' During The Cold War

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Andrea Aggarao
English II Honors
7 April 2016
Guy Montag’s Transformation Throughout Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury wrote his novel, Fahrenheit 451, during the Cold War. Although he initially wanted to warn people about the danger that technology can greatly affect a society and community for the worst, Bradbury 's novel was interpreted as commentary for censorship at the time he was writing the novel. His use of many examples of reality was thought to emphasize this point. Even so, the main character of the novel is an example of a drastic dynamic character. A dynamic character usually undergoes a transformation in relation to events of the plot. Ray Bradbury’s dynamic character in Fahrenheit 451, Guy Montag, undergoes a transformation throughout the novel that is influenced by his interactions with other characters and his feelings of separation from society as he explores himself through reflection in books. Bradbury used the novel to comment on society during the Cold War. The novel was written in the time period after World War II and as the Cold War took place in American history. Many details of the city in Fahrenheit 451, alludes to many historical practices during this time. Hoskinson mentions that Americans were arresting and investigating anyone suspicious of being a communist without concrete evidence in his article of the historical context of the novel. The novel mentions the real world advancements in technological warfare, such as the atomic bomb.

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