Brief Summary Of Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Bradbury, Ray, and Neil Gaiman. Fahrenheit 451. Simon & Schuster Paperbacks, 2018. Electronic. Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, is a book that takes place in a futuristic society where books have become outlawed by the government. Guy Montag a fireman, the men enlisted with the job of burning the discovered books, demonstrates a complex way of thinking early on in the book. He asks questions that others don’t and is even hiding a book in the air vent of his home. Early on Guys wife attempts suicide and is quickly regenerated using a machine that circulates clean blood throughout her, leaving her oblivious to her attempted suicide the night before. This is also the night that Guy meets Clarisse McClellan, a young girl that sparks Guys interests …show more content…

Guy eventually finds out that Clarisse was killed in a car accident, and sets off to get out of the city and find other book lovers like himself. This begins an epic chase through the city between himself and the entire fire department along with all the citizens attempting to turn him in. Guy eventually escapes and meets other intellectuals much like himself, they begin leaving the area near the city in hopes of locating the railroad along with the groups of other intellectuals. This is when the men watch as the city is bombed, and decide to head back to help the survivors and hopefully create a more intellectually inclined …show more content…

From the title to the animals and characters in the book, everything holds a sense of symbolism unparalleled to anything else. A sense of irony is quickly noticed as Guy a man who has devoted his entire life to burning books, becomes one of the most rebellious characters in search of his happiness or trueness. I really enjoyed the fact that Guy somehow always new he was different and didn’t want to continue living a life of mediocrity but it took Clarisse a bright young girl to show him that he wasn’t happy and made him question his entire existence (Bradbury 31). I think this symbolises the ability of how far individuals can grow if they just accept the perspectives and help of others. Were becoming a self-reliant society, and that's good, but we need to realize that in order to truly prosper in life we must work together. Another element of the story that perfectly captures the futuristic and robotic feel of the future is when Guys wife, a day after attempting suicide is in the living room watching her “television” that takes up three walls (Bradbury 47-50). It shows how oblivious we are becoming in society to the real world, were allowing technology and fancy things to buy our silence as the world slowly deteriorates around

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