Today, most people are aware of real-life examples that use censorship, such as nations North Korea and the Soviet Union during the rule of Stalin that use censorship to control their nations and establish stability. Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel that is a fictitious example of censorship, and it 's about a society that burns books. The main character, Guy Montag, believes he’s perfectly happy with a stable job of being a firefighter, owning a house, and having a family. However, as the story progresses Montag meets a young, curious girl named Clarisse who is aware of the truths of the world beyond the limits of censorship. She shows Montag what a real society can be like, not one that controls information and discovery via censorship.
Books are banned and burned. Feelings begin to fade. All written imagination and controversial thoughts are considered illegal crimes. Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian novel written by Ray Bradbury in the early 1950’s. The novel primarily focuses on a fictional U.S society within the 21st century, where books and literature are illegal.
Lois Lowry once said, “Submitting to censorship is to enter the… world where choice has been taken away and reality distorted. And that is the most dangerous world of all.” This quote perfectly explains the major theme of Fahrenheit 451, which is censorship. Due to the use of censorship by the government, people in this society are unable to form their own opinions, make their own choices, and are forced to live with distorted realities of the world they actually live in.
Dystopia: "An imagined place or state in which everything is unpleasant or bad, typically a totalitarian or environmentally degraded one. " The definition of a dystopia is quite clear, but what exactly does a book need to be part of the dystopian genre? A good place to start would be to compare two books such as Fahrenheit 451 and The Hunger Games. For a quick summary, Fahrenheit 451 details how a fireman named Guy Montag learns that the books he's supposed to be burning are an important part of culture and history, and should be protected. In The Hunger Games, the main character, Katniss Everdeen, is forced to compete in the "Hunger Games"― where twenty-four teenagers fight to the death until there is a single victor.
Controlling anything or anyone other than ourselves can be very difficult. Trying to control the whole world is unquestionably almost impossible. However, in the books Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury and The Book by M. Clifford, the mission impossible was becoming possible. Beatty, the cold-hearted antagonist in Fahrenheit 451 and the Publishing House Officials in The Book have grasped their hands on the world and taken over people’s minds to think like theirs. The two characters control books.
In both stories Fahrenheit 451, and Harrison Bergeron they have similar themes and ideas with mysterious, corrupt societies all about the concept of knowledge, and not letting people have it with stupid reasons. In the stories, it is all about being born into communist type countries, who really like rules as well as limits on stupid things held by the governments such as in Fahrenheit 451 it is reading books, because the ideas upset you, and in Harrison Bergeron it is just the traits of being smart, ugly, just equality in general is not acceptable because they want people to be mis-uninformed about everything because of amendment #211, and #212 which is equality all in the same way One similarity is when Guy Montag meets all of the homeless on page143 it says "Welcome back from the dead." Montag nodded. Granger went on.
The characters and the theme of Fahrenheit 451 have many distinct characteristics that allow for it to be compared to The Truman Show. Fahrenheit 451 and The Truman Show both present the theme that people generally accept the reality they are given. Characters in the film and novel portray this theme by setting artificial reality against actual reality. What is shown as reality to the people in the film and in the novel is not what the actual world is. The reality presented is that knowledge is power and in both Fahrenheit 451 and The Truman Show there are people without knowledge and people with knowledge.
Fahrenheit 451 was written by Ray Bradbury 1953. This book was written to highlight the dangers of control and technology. 45 years later, The Truman show, directed by Peter Weir and written by Andrew Niccol in 1998, was released and highlighted the same issues and more. The environment in both are to be interpreted as the future if we don’t head these warnings. Montag and Truman are similar in their ways of thinking and rejecting their constructed “happiness.”
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury portrays a futuristic dystopian society where the “firemen” start fires rather than put them out. The members of this society concentrate only on entertainment, immediate satisfaction, and rush through life. The general theme of modernization and the domination of technology over man cause society to lose sight of the importance of genuine human relationships. The ideals represented in Fahrenheit 415 such as technology and entertainment having full authority over humans has become even more prevalent on today’s society. The people of Fahrenheit 451 fear knowledge, which authorizes the government to have total control over what they do or do not read, watch, and discuss which causes them to be striped of their individualism.
Analysis of the story Fahrenheit 451 One of the biggest questions people tend ask themselves is the one th8at no one can seem to answer, that question is how all these technological advancements are going to affect our future an if its for better or for worse. Even with all the new technology this question will never get answered. People cant seem to get over the old ways which isn’t particularly bad thing, but even with people doing the old thing it seems like the next day the newest technology comes out and that pace will never end. All the modern day stuff that comes our way, Ray Bradbury the writer of the famous novel Fahrenheit 451 made a story that is shockingly in a lot of ways dead on about modern day society. The story is briefly about