Dystopia In Fahrenheit 451

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Have you ever imagined how society would be without books? Many people may agree that books aren’t as appreciated as they used to be, but they’re very important because they connect today’s modern society to the past through words and by sharing ideas. The society in Fahrenheit 451 written by Ray Bradbury gives readers a sneak peek of what future societies could be like without books. Fahrenheit 415 is a science fiction novel that predicts what the world could possibly be like in the near future. People in this society do not read books, enjoy nature, think independently. or have meaningful conversations with anyone. Does this society sound familiar? This dystopian society has many similarities and differences with our very own modern society.
Fahrenheit 451’s dystopian society is very similar to modern day society in many ways. In the book, people own large televisions that take up the entire living room walls. These large televisions are usually placed on all four walls
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The book’s laws are much stricter than our modern day laws. Also, people are punished for things that wouldn’t be punishable in modern day society. “My uncle drove slowly on a highway once. He drove forty miles an hour and they jailed him for two days” (9). In the book’s society people are put in jail because they’re not speeding on the highway. It is encouraged in our society not to go over the speed limit. Another difference between the book’s society and modern day society is the school curriculum as well as the education system. In their society they don’t have a variety of classes offered unlike modern day society. Also, in the book’s society there is a class taught by a television and not by a teacher. History can easily be altered making it not trustworthy whereas in modern society history is taught by a teacher and is reliable with many resources and facts. Concluding, the book and modern day society both have many
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