Dystopia Fahrenheit 451

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Most of you have heard the word 'dystopia ' before, but maybe you don 't know the true meaning of it. It appears in a theoretical fiction and science fiction as well. Others words associated with dystopia are horror, apocalyptic, unnatural, fantasy, and unknown ideas that didn’t or might not even happen yet. It reflects the opposite of utopia, a perfect world where human nature hasn’t faced any problems. A dystopia is different from a utopia by its prefix ‘dys’ that tells us all the negative sides of the word; it is the same prefix for words like ‘dysfunctional’, ‘dyslexia’ or even ‘dysentery’. In my opinion, people need to read more books or watch movies to understand the real horror of the meaning dystopia. You can find great examples of dystopia in movies and books. The term “dystopia” was created in the late 19th century when people were about to realize the meaning of their lives and tried to pick out how cruel and …show more content…

Authors express their concerns humanity and society’s issues and notices people about their weaknesses through dystopia. Authors use dystopia as a technique to discuss, depict issues, take notes, and predict what might happen in the future literally. In the book Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, there is a message not to forget our history ever, so we will learn from mistakes in the past and never repeat them. “Strange. I heard once that a long time ago houses used to burn by accident and they needed firemen to stop the flame”(Fahrenheit 451,Ray Bradbury, 2013, p. 6). Through the representation of Guy Montag, (the novel’s protagonist,) Bradbury gives us an example of a human who is tired of his life and wants to change something. However Montag finds out that the only way of forgetting the old times is to ‘burn’ them, so he decides to run away from the city. This is what makes Fahrenheit 451 an example of dystopian literacy, where harsh and oppressive government controls society’s minds and have a lack of religion and literacy in a social

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