Ray Bradbury 's ' Fahrenheit 451 '

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Fahrenheit 451 Ray Bradbury About the author: Ray Bradbury was born on August 22, 1920 in in Waukegan, Illinois. He died on June 5th, 2012. Ray Bradbury 's work has been included in four Best American Short Story collections. He has been awarded the O. Henry Memorial Award, the Benjamin Franklin Award, the World Fantasy Award for Lifetime Achievement, the Grand Master Award from the Science Fiction Writers of America, the PEN Center USA West Lifetime Achievement Award, and many others. Historical Information about the setting: This book is set somewhere is the US in the future, during a war. This war is declared toward the end of the book. It does not affect the characters until the end, when the enemy bombs the city. Montag and his new friends see the bombings and head out in search for survivors. Genre: Dystopian fiction, Sci-fi Qualities of the genre: A dystopia is a futuristic setting where everything is undesirable. A leader or leaders make things seem desirable and perfect, when they are not. Usually, the government has total control over the citizens. The protagonist questions the system and believes that something is wrong with it. In this book, Guy conforms to society until he burns a woman along with her books. He steals books and realizes that the system and norms that they follow are wrong. He then decides to do something about it and begins to read the books. Summary of the storyline: Guy Montag lives in a futuristic American city where literature

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