Compare and Contrast Movie and Book of Fahrenheit 451

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Jacquelyn B. David
Professor V. P.
ENG 214
Fahrenheit 451

“Books can not be killed by fire. People die, but books never die. No man and no force can abolish memory... In this war, we know, books are weapons. And it is a part of your dedication always to make them weapons for man 's freedom.”
-Franklin D. Roosevelt

Exactly these are the words that fueled the story of Fahrenheit 451. Fahrenheit 451 is a story that was written through a novel by Ray Bradbury and produced into a movie shortly after directed by Francois Truffaut. Both the novel and movie captured an envisioned utopian society through the activity of book burning. Book burning is a harsh regime in oppressing ideas of a culture or within a community. Both novel and
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With many scenes taken away because some characters are never mentioned took away a lot of the overall meaning of the story. I didn’t feel to relate to the movie as much as I did with the novel. Leaving an apt amount of scenes out, took away some of the anticipation I was building up to. Which made me a bit disappointed. The movie clearly also didn’t illustrate the war at the end as it did in the novel. The novel clearly stated that war had been declared and it added on to Montag’s frustration with his society because his community continues to live like war is unimportant. None of it was ever mention in the movie. Regardless of the reason Truffaut didn’t put that scene in the movie, I thought it was important to show because it gave hope for a new civilization to be rebuilt and a sense of contentment for it’s audience. Even if the movie lacked components mentioned in the novel, it did wholly complete the rest of the story. Now, I am saying it didn’t feel complete to me because I watched the movie after reading the book and I noticed certain scenes, characters, and elements were missing. I’m sure Truffaut intended not to illustrate those scenes for his own reasoning. I assume that maybe the technology they had at that time was limited. The mechanical hound for example, which
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