Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451

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Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is a magnificent masterpiece written to aid in visualizing what a distant future dystopian society would look like; one in which everyone lives in the fast lane, technology is at its crowning, void of human relations and instant satisfactions, as well as gratifications, are constantly being pursued. The novel was written during the era where communism and the holocaust began to sprout. Mr. Bradbury, being a patriot of his country, feared that society was leaning toward destruction and anarchy; the result is the birth of Fahrenheit 451. The central premise of Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 is the theme and setting behind the entire graphical dystopian society disregarding its historic aspect and timeline.…show more content…
LiteraryDevices.com defines theme as the main idea(s) or an underlying meaning of a literary work that may be stated directly or indirectly. Let us begin with censorship. Notwithstanding of the fact that Mr. Ray Bradbury did not pinpoint the exact reason as to why censorship was such a huge deal in Fahrenheit 451, further personal research indicated that the introduction of censorship was to aid build a neutral safety net. In the context of reading books, readers in Fahrenheit 425’s society did little to comprehend a writer’s diction. Instead, readers tried to make meaning of the little they read and would form cliques and opposable parties against whoever argued with their views.
So as to combat chaos and anarchy over whether or not an antagonist was right in their actions in a certain book, censorship and restrictions were put in place in to prevent either party or citizens from obtaining knowledge whatsoever in the first place. Many applaud Mr. Bradbury for his use of censorship in Fahrenheit 451. With the intention of eradicating chaos, Bradbury created a dystopian society; mind you, this version of society is exactly where chaos breeds, in which censorship is the rule of the day. He somehow managed to create a setting upside down without necessarily setting that setting on fire. Conformity was on top of the pyramid and knowledge was at the bottom, almost none questioned the status quo.
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