Dangers Of Society Exposed In Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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In the novel Fahrenheit 451, Ray Bradbury describes a society that reflects trends of the modern world and what he fears is the direction it is taking, and he wants the readers to understand why we are fearing the near future. Children are becoming violent to gain more pleasure; people don’t talk to one another (anti-social) and nobody shows any emotion because of society. Bradbury develops the characters that are curious about books or who own them as evil or bad because they are going against the government's rules and regulations. On the other hand the people who don’t read and watch t.v. all day are seen as good citizens because they listen and follow their government. “Good” citizens act like dogs and the government is their owner telling …show more content…

When Montag meet Clarisse on the sidewalk Clarisse asks Montag if he notices how violent everybody is nowadays. Clarisse tells Montag, "I'm afraid of children my own age. They kill each other. Did it always used to be this way?" ( 27). Clarisse is implying that kids want to kill people for no good reason but to gain pleasure. Montag also finds this out later in the book when he encounters teenagers trying to run him over in the street. Clarisse also said “Did it always used to be this way?” (27) She was saying that this just recently started to happen after the book burnings were happening and people dying in the flames. People knew that the burnings were happening, that people were dying and the teenagers thought death was cool so they tried it out for themselves. Clarisse was the target, because who would miss the crazy girl in the phosphorescent lit …show more content…

Montag was fed up with Mildred because she talked/watched to her t.v. family all day long. Because of this, Montag can never say a word to her or she will get angry for interrupting her family time on t.v. "Will you turn the parlour off?" he asked. "That's my family." (46) Montag can’t even confide in his own wife without being yelled at from her. “ Nobody listens anymore. I can’t talk to the walls because they’re yelling at me. I can’t talk to my wife; she listens to the walls” (82) It’s not just the people he was once close to that won’t talk anymore, it’s everybody. Like teenagers nowdays who just want to put in headphones and tune out from the world. This is also happening in Montag’s world. “She had both ears plugged with electronic bees that were humming the hour away.” (18) Everyone is trying to find a distraction to fill up time in their uneducated

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