preview

Importance Of Education In Fahrenheit 451

Decent Essays
Thesis: Despite its explicit language, Fahrenheit 451 should be studied in schools due to its educational value.
I. Introduction
a. “[Timothy Jay] estimates that the average adolescent uses roughly 80 to 90 swear words a day.” (Glover)
b. In this novel, there is explicit language that is deemed inappropriate for teens, so the novel is not used in schools.
c. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury tells the story of a man, Guy Montag, who burns books for a living. One afternoon, when coming home from work, he meets his new neighbor, Clarisse, who asks him questions that make him think about society and why it is the way it is. Every day, he gets more curious to the point of which he took a book from one of the houses he is supposed to burn. He takes it home and reads a passage to his wife, Mildred, who is not amused, so he turns to a retired English teacher, Faber, to discuss the importance of books. At Montag’s next work shift, he is called to burn the books at his own house, so he does and loses something given to him by Faber. When the fire captain finds it, he threatens to trace it back to the original owner, so Montag kills him with his flame thrower and runs for his life. He crosses a river and meets a group of others who want to preserve books, and he is invited to join.
d. Despite its explicit language, Fahrenheit 451 should be studied in schools due to its educational value.
II. Body Paragraph 1: Most teens do not have a problem with swearing.
a. They are something used
Get Access