Essay on Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451, by Ray Bradbury, is a science fiction novel that discusses and shows the life of a very controlled society. The society is not allowed to read books and is punished for doing so. The books are burned at 451 degrees Fahrenheit, which is the temperature it takes book paper to burn (Bradbury 1). Although society today isn't like that as far as books are concerned, the author still shows some trends that are occurring today. Some of the characters in the novel are similar to people in today's society in the way they act towards society's views. The society in Fahrenheit 451 is similar to the society in "Those Who Walk Away From Omelas," a story by Ursula
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The future society in Fahrenheit 451 is similar and different to the society I have experienced. Although it is not as similar as it is different, it's similar because like society today there are laws we are supposed to obey. The government has rules that are set for society to oblige to which is similar to the way the government in the novel made the laws about books. Also, like the rebels in the novel (Clarisse, Montag, the older lady, and Faber), there are people in today's society that go against the laws and rebel. Going against the matrix in this story is not too common because of the harsh punishments the people have to face, especially when they have to witness their own books and houses being burned. Another similar characteristic is that the people in the novel as well as the people today rush through life and don't cherish the little things. In the novel, Clarisse shows this to Montag by telling him about the littlest things, from the moon to the grass (8-9). Montag never realized any of the things that Clarisse tells him because he never took the time to think about anything else besides burning and destroying the books. This is the same with the society today because we take little things for granted and under appreciate the small things, such as the stars or even the sunrise because we are just too overwhelmed with our lives The society today is also a lot different from the society in the novel. For example,

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