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Fahrenheit 451 Response

Decent Essays
Fahrenheit 451
Ray Bradbury
Honors
Morgen Fried per:1
Picture living in a society where books are banned. In Guy Montag’s society, that’s how citizens live. With no books and only technology to learn. In the novel Fahrenheit 451, author Ray Bradbury stated the idea that censorship and family had a negative impact on citizens way of life, this becomes clear to readers when people in the society start trying to commit suicide, families split apart, and people don’t have the right to learn in their society. In the novel if a book is found the whole house gets burned. The main character is Guy Montag. He was a fireman whose job was to start fires. Montag then meets a unique girl who changes his perspective on his society, and books. He then becomes
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For example citizens all around the society try to commit suicide on a regular basis. For example, the text says, “The operators cigarette moved on his lip. ‘We get these cases nine or ten a night. Got so many starting a few years ago, we had the special machines built.’” (pg 15”). The readers learn from this that family isn’t put first in their society, and because of that people feel alone; and have no other option rather than to kill themselves. Ray Bradbury is trying to reveal that family is important and without it people feel alone and unloved. Montag’s wife tried to kill herself with taking a whole tube of sleeping pills, and the operators took it as no big deal because in their society they see it so often. Later in the novel the text says, “I plunk the children in school nine days out of ten. I put up with them when they come home three days a month; it’s not bad at all.” (pg 96). In the novel’s society children don’t even live with their parents. Only a few days a month. Readers learn that family isn’t important to Montag’s society. They have more important interests other than family. Like following the law and technology. Ray Bradbury finally reveals that without family people are lost, but don’t realize it because of too many distractions throughout their life.

Overall, In the novel Fahrenheit 451 author Ray Bradbury illustrates the idea that censorship and family had a negative
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