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.
Fahrenheit 451 was a success, it received hectic criticism and hatred yet its lesson was pounded into every American heart (LaBrie 2). In two sentences, Fahrenheit 451 contrasts freethinking individuals who critically examine their lives (Montag, Clarisse, and Faber) with those who passively accept what comes to them (Millie). Lethargy and reluctance to redeem the status quo are what lead to the downfall of Montag’s society (Johnston 2). Books such as Mr. Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 are quite important in the 21st Century. It teaches us the future readers what to and not to do in order to prevent a dystopian society in any manner as Guy Montag’s from ever being conceived.
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