Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451

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What would happen if society sped up so much that murders were overlooked, billboards had to be built miles long so we would notice them, books were outlawed, knowledge was forbidden, and memories were hard to come by? In the 1950 novel Fahrenheit 451, author Ray Bradbury presents a society which invokes much thought about the way we live in society today. It’s a story about a lifestyle in the future that has evolved from our present, but in seemingly different worlds. Through the protagonist, Guy Montag, Bradbury makes a wider point about the dangers that a society can present. The government of this future forbids its people from reading or taking part in individual thinking. This science fiction tells the story of a community that relies on technology advancements to guide them in their everyday lives. His characters live in a fast paced society where they don’t read books, watch a lot of TV and drive very fast. Does this sound familiar? Only a few years ago people used to lie down in their bedrooms and read books that rested on their bedside table. In Fahrenheit 451, books are not read anymore, in fact they are illegal. Soon our world will stop publishing physical books altogether. We now have technology that puts books on screens rather them being read on paper. This updated technology changes our society from all the traditional aspects of it. People are interested in virtual reality and gaming versus books and your own creativity. Although technology helps

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