In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

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Books consist of more than just paper, books act as warning to society. Books put actions into perspective, then they show the consequences of those actions. Books continue to make people reevaluate their decisions, make a person feel, and books relate to real life. In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury the society remains dysfunctional and on the brink of collapsing; suicide rates remain at an all time high, murders happen every day, information stays censored, the education system remains flawed. Now, all of these things can also describe another society, America. The fictional society in Fahrenheit 451 and America have many things in common, only proving further, that America remains on a downward spiral. First, modern American society relates to the society in Fahrenheit 451 through education. In Fahrenheit 451 schools have the kids sit in a classroom and learn from a TV. When Clarisse a seventeen year old girl who lives next to the protagonist, asks questions about the school work, the other kids call her peculiar. While talking with Montag, the main character in the book, Montag asks about school, Clarisse tells him “I’m antisocial, they say. I don’t mix.” (26) she only wants to comprehend the topic better, and the other teens ridicule her. In both America and in Fahrenheit 451 the education system remains faulty and unsuccessful. Education in America prevails horrible, approximately 70 percent of eighth grade students read below the standard expected from them. Other

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