Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Set Knowledge On Fire
The book Fahrenheit 451 is a postmodern work by Ray Bradbury first published in 1951. In Bradbury’s story, all books are illegal and are subject to be burned by firemen. Furthermore, the two predominant themes of Fahrenheit 451 are censorship and ignorance. The censorship implemented over the years removes all information from society that is necessary to learn, which accomplishes to prevent people from questioning anything. The ignorance of society has been fostered and the intelligent citizens have been removed and sent into the countryside. Ignorance will keep people from fighting against the system because they are unaware that problems exist. Ray Bradbury constructed a not too unrealistic dystopia, created a variety of unique characters, and added symbolism that represent the events very well.
Guy Montag, the main character, is a 30 year old, married, fireman that burns books. At first, Montag is just a regular person following societies laws and regulations; he is as ignorant as everyone else. He eventually goes against society and everything he believed in, and this makes him a dynamic character. As Montag acquires more knowledge, he becomes more eager to change. He eventually understood what the censorship was doing to society. Guy Montag is married to Mildred “Millie” Montag; she is a flat character and also processes societies norm of ignorance. Mildred does not change throughout the story and even turns against her husband. Then, Clarisse

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