Dystopian Society In Ray Bradbury's Fahrenheit 451

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At some point in our lifetimes, we have been told that everything happens for a reason, and it is clearly true. Movies are produced for different purposes: to entertain the public and to teach an essential life lesson. When we watch a film, we are astonished by the action, story, and sounds of the film. This is how the producers entertain us. On the other hand, the producers use the characters in the film to educate us on life itself. The producers use the characters to show a specific issue that should be addressed or to teach an important life lesson. However, they don’t simply tell you because the producers want you to think and reflect on the movie. Authors of books use the same method to give meaning to their stories. But what if movies and books did not have meaning and no one saw society or life in different perspectives? What if society ran in one direction and no one rose up to challenge it? This subject is well-known in books and films about dystopian societies. Ray Bradbury, the author of the novel Fahrenheit 451, lived in the 1950’s and noticed a few things that he thought was improper of society. Society was trying to create a “happy” environment, but the changes they made didn’t make society better in Bradbury’s eyes. To express his criticisms of society, he used his novel Fahrenheit 451 for all people to read them. Bradbury describes three significant social criticisms throughout the book. Bradbury demonstrates how society hides from reality by using
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