Ray Bradbury 's Fahrenheit 451

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The life of protagonist Guy Montage from Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 would be similar to life without a choice. Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 demonstrates how excessive use of technology affects a person’s relationship. Montage is the protagonist of the novel who is a fireman. Montage lives in a world where his job is to burn books, and initiate a fire. The government is trying to outlaw the use of books in the city. Bradbury portrays this new world through the character of Montage. Bradbury describes Montage’s world where the government is prohibiting the use of books for the sake of their happiness. Bradbury portrays the issues concerning the overuse of technology and its implications on citizens’ and their daily life. The restricted lifestyle, fake entertainment, and abuse of technologies have vital effects on individuals and their relationships with their family members. In the novel, Guy Montage, whose, job is to burn books because it is not allowed in their states. For those, who are caught using the book are punished and arrested. Instead of reading the books, the citizens have to listen to radio and watch TV. The novel opens with Montage meeting Clarisse, who happens to be his neighbor, over time it turns into a friendly relationship. Both discuss the issues that they are facing in the society; that no one is willing to do anything to make this society better place. One day, montage finds out Clarisse has disappeared and is very upset about it. Upon…

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