Fighting for What is Right in Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury Essay

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Fahrenheit 451 is a classic book read by many generations. It is known as a science fiction bookabout the future. The author of this novel is Ray Bradbury, who loved writing since he was a little boy. Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451 was published in 1953. Bradbury died in 2012, but he lives on in the words of his 50+ books he had written. Fahrenheit 451 , which was previously titled The Fireman, is his most well known book, and even though only 190 pages, it explains almost everything happening in the book. Fahrenheit 451 will live on for many decades.

Fahrenheit 451 is set in the future, in America, where people do not read books, go outside, or be creative in any way. A lot of people just watch tv. The main character, Guy Montag is a
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I like Mildred because of how empty and unaware she is portrayed as. After she swallowed pills for a failed suicide attempt, all she does is watch tv. She doesn’t live in the real world, she just sees these other lives. Mildred is obviously miserable, but at the same time she felt emotionless The only thing Mildred loved was the television. She sat there all day, watching soap operas and such. She doesn’t seem like a human being- she seems dead now. I wouldn’t ever want to be like Mildred Montag- but I definitely think she is an interesting character.

I believe that the theme of the story is that you should fight for what’s right. Montag didn’t know anything about books but he burned them because that’s what he was told to do. Once he started reading them he knew what he was doing was wrong. He wouldn’t stop reading because that’s what he loved, even if it cost him his life. He escaped and ‘destroyed’ his life to read. On page 178 it says, “Some of us have had plastic surgery on our faces and fingerprints. Right now we have a horrible job; we’re waiting for the war to begin, and, as quickly, end.” The men who Montag met at the railroad tell him how much they have had to go through just to read, but in the end it is worth it.

I liked the book a lot. I don’t usually like sci-fi books, but this book I did like. I liked the fact that Montag’s views change completely, from burning books to protecting them. I didn’t like how he killed his boss, because I feel

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