Themes In Fahrenheit 451

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Fahrenheit 451 How scared would you be if at any moment your house could get burnt down for just having a book? This fear is realized in Ray Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451. Fahrenheit 451 is about a dystopian world where books and free thinkers are singled out and attacked by the rest of society. The book follows the main character Guy Montag as he uncovers the truth about books and what society use to be. He starts off as a book burner, but later realizes how useful books are to people. The culture, characters, and theme in Bradbury’s novel Fahrenheit 451 create an interesting dystopian novel that serves as a warning to future readers. The culture in Fahrenheit 451 is very fast and dangerous throughout the book. “Six of my friends have been shot in the last year alone. Ten of them died in car wrecks”(Bradbury 27). The people in Fahrenheit 451, especially the young adults, live such fast lives that they don’t care about anyone or even themselves. They care so little that they run each other over with cars and shoot each other without any care. Mildred also tells Montag to relieve some stress by driving fast and hitting small animals, showing that Montag lives in a world where driving fast and dangerously is a normal thing for everyone. People living a fast and dangerous led many people to not caring about their families or people around them. “No use going through all that agony for a baby”(Bradbury 92). People in Fahrenheit 451 are unwilling to make families, because
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