Fahrenheit 452

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In our 21st century today, it is somewhat precise to how Ray Bradbury portrayed the future in his novel “Fahrenheit 451.” Mildred Montag’s fate really matches up to the people in our society. Mildred, like many people today, are constantly on their technology devices and having no interest in the outside world. If more and more people in our word become like Mrs. Montag, then we will start losing interest in people and the world outside of technology.
Bradbury reveals to the readers that Mildred Montag has short-term memory. Mildred easily forgets what happened the night before when she overdosed on sleeping pills. “Maybe you took two pills and forgot and took two more, and forgot again and took two more, and were so dopey you kept right
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The things you 're looking for, Montag, are in the world, but the only way the average chap will ever see ninety-nine per cent of them is in a book. Don 't ask for guarantees. And don 't look to be saved in any one thing, person, machine, or library. Do your own bit of saving, and if you drown, at least die knowing you were headed for shore” (Bradbury 86). I believe that in the future, when hard-covered or soft-covered books don’t exist anymore because books can now be purchased on any type of device or because people don’t really read nowadays, we will for sure miss books one day. Our world today does not read books as often as in the past because movies are constantly being made from books and most people don’t feel the need to read it, if they are just going to go watch the movie. Reading books to me is like living in a different world because it makes me see more of the struggles that people in our society face without me having to actually experience it. I love the feeling of putting myself in the shoes of the main character and seeing the journeys they go through with heartbreak, solving mysteries, or living in poverty and finding ways to survive. I am most 100% sure that that is what Faber was trying to tell Montag and Bradbury was saying to his readers. In Fahrenheit 451, there are many characters fates that match up to our own fates. Mildred is an obsessed television watcher who talks to people as if she is
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