Fahrenheit 451 Research Paper

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Imagine if you live in a world where firefighters would create fires instead of setting them out. The book, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury tells a story about a dystopian world set in the future, where books are burnt and people are addicted to television. The protagonist Guy Montag is a firefighter whose job is to burn illegal books. Later in the novel, Montag steals some books to read. Their world is a dystopia because people are watched, there is a lot of violence, and books that contain information get destroyed. In the dystopian novel, Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, there are many similarities to the US Society such as violence, television, and surveillance which show that we need to stop violence and spend less time on electronics in order to prevent our society from becoming a dystopia.

One similarity the dystopian world of Fahrenheit 451 has with US Society is that both worlds have lots of violence. On page 34 of Fahrenheit 451,
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A piece of evidence showing Fahrenheit 451 has television is when Mildred, Montag’s wife says, ”How long you figure before we save up and get the fourth wall torn out and a fourth wall-TV put in? It’s only two thousand dollars” (Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451, page 24). The reader can tell from this quote people are addicted to television in Fahrenheit 451 due to Mildred wanting more television walls, even though she already has three. People in the United States are similar to the people in Fahrenheit 451 because they spend hours watching TV, surfing the Internet, and playing video games each day. US citizens also want to get the newest televisions, phones, video game consoles, and computers. People in the United States are close to the people in Fahrenheit 451 because they both waste hours watching television because they are addicted, and also want to get more televisions and electronics. US Society and Fahrenheit 451 all have people who are addicted to
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