In the beginning of the book, the main character Guy Montag takes pleasure in his job as a fireman. In the futuristic society, fireman start fire rather the put them out. More specifically they burn books and the homes of their owners. Montag in the beginning of the novel meets a 17 year old girl named Clarisse McClellan, that just so happened to be his neighbor, who made him question himself and the value of his profession. He begins to wander why books and knowledge are prohibited.
“You don 't have to burn books to destroy a culture. Just get people to stop reading them.” Ray Bradbury had said. Ray Bradbury was a well known American fantasy author that lived in the twentieth century. One of Ray Bradbury’s most renowned and best-known piece of work is his novel “Fahrenheit 45” that was published in 1953, right after World War Two. During the war, Ray Bradbury witnessed the Nazi book burnings as a teenager, where the Nazis would burn all books going against their beliefs.
First in Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury shows us a dystopian society where fireman instead of putting out fires they start fires. Second we are shown a new character named Guy Montag who is different from all of the other fireman. Third in F451 instead of reading books firemen burn books with the exception of comic books but Montag the main character of the story does something other fireman do not do he keeps books. Also in F451 Bradbury mentions some future technology that we could have 50 years from now including giant wall tv’s,mechanical hounds,and flamethrowers. Finally in F451, Bradburry shows us a dystopian society where fireman instead of putting out fires they start fires which is not what our world is like today.
However Guy’s attitude changes when a woman burns herself to death because she loved her books. Guy’s firemens group receives a call from a person that is turning their neighbor in for having books. When the firemen arrive the house is on fire already because she lit her house on fire to make sure she does it herself. Then Guy thought, “A man had to think them up. A man had to take a long time to put them down on paper.
This quotation occurs on page 49 of Fahrenheit 451 from the first part of the book, The Hearth and the Salamander. A house was on fire and there was a woman inside it with her books. She refused to let go of them and leave the house. The woman’s actions led to Montag thinking differently about everything and was telling his wife that there may be something important in books. c. The quotation
It has been said that paper combusts at 451 degrees Fahrenheit. In the novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, books and houses that contain books are burned. Fahrenheit 451 is a futuristic novel about a society that prohibits books and learning. In this particular society, Guy Montag is a firefighter; however, his job is to start fires, rather than terminate them. When Guy meets Clarisse McClellan, a young girl from his neighborhood, he starts to question his motives and perception of their community.
In Fahrenheit 451, the identity of Montag was manipulated to show the extremity of the state’s control on his individuality. Where Montag’s job is a fireman, not the sort of fireman of today that fight fires, but a fireman who burns books. They burn books as the books contain ideas that could cause conflict and unhappiness among society. This theme is similar to that of We, as the One State has removed the identity of its citizens so that there is no pain, envy and confusion. The texts share the importance of thinking for yourself and having and expressing different ideas because if you don’t, someone else
The novel “Fahrenheit 451” is an extended version of a much shorter piece of fiction written by Ray Bradbury called “The fireman.” This novel is written in third-person limited omniscient, and the narrator focuses on the perspective of the protagonist, Guy Montag. “Fahrenheit 451” is written in 1953 but is set sometime after 1990. Guy Montag lives in an era where firemen, like himself, set fires to books rather than extinguishing them. The novel begins with Montag expressing great pleasure and pride with his fireman position, but that all changes as the plot progresses. “Fahrenheit 451” is a novel that was given a perspective of a futuristic America.
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.
Both Ray Bradbury and Bernard Malamud explain the importance of books and education in ones life by using two extremely diverse techniques. In Ray Bradbury's novel, "Fahrenheit 451," he uses the burning of books to symbolize the absence of knowledge and education in the world. The social theme of "Fahrenheit 451" represents an ignorant society that ignores the significance of important information. In the short story, "A Summers Reading," Bernard Malamud, explains how "fewer and fewer people are reading books" (Malamud 194) by describing the life of a young man who dropped out of high school. In "A Summers reading" the social theme depicts a lazy society that dose not take education seriously.