Essay about Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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Literary Criticism of Fahrenheit 451
Don’t worry, be happy, or at least that’s what everyone in Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451 thought. No matter what was going on around them, war, crime, or death, they were always happy… Or were they? Ray Bradbury wrote books about censorship in society forming around being censored totally or partially from books and television. In Fahrenheit 451 the main character, Montag, is a fireman whose job it is to burn books to keep the public from reading then and coming up with their own thoughts and ideas and not the ideas that the government puts in their heads. Wile he is burning books one day he opens one to read it and becomes obsessed with reading books. He turns on his fire chief and burns him, and
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One way she shows that she is not happy is that she tries to commit suicide one day by over dosing on sleeping pills while Montag is at work. Montag comes home to find her laying on the floor passed out and an empty bottle of sleeping pills beside her. He calls 911 and two men come to his house wearing nonstainable reddish-brown coveralls and two specially made machines. They came to pump her stomach and clean her blood. The two men pumped her stomach and thought nothing of it. Critic Edward Eller says, “They act as casually as handymen doing a fix-it-up job (2).” As the men’s machines are doing the work one of the men who is talking to Montag and says, “Hell! We get these cases nine or ten a night (15).” This shows that it is not only Mildred that is unhappy but many other people in the society of Fahrenheit 451. Also she considers the people in her soap operas to be her real family and not her husband. She can not even remember when she and Montag met. She gets depressed when she can not watch her television shows and wants Montag to buy her another wall so she can have all 4 walls for television.
     
One other person who seems happy to the reader at first but in all actuality is not, is Mrs. Phelps. One day as Mrs. Phelps is talking about children and how she would never have them because it is not worth it Mrs. Bowles says to her that she has had two children by caesarian section. She goes on to say, “They sometimes look like you,
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