Examples Of Social Commentary In Fahrenheit 451

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Part 1: The Social Commentary and Style within Fahrenheit 451 In Fahrenheit 451, social commentary is heavily portrayed throughout the entire book. Bradbury wrote this book in the early fifties when the world was still recovering from World War 2. Because he had lived through that war, a lot the social criticals used in the book relate to that period of time. This was one of the biggest reasons why the idea of censorship became the more repetitive commentary in the book. The power of knowledge seemed to be limited in Montag's society; books are the great evil that poisons the mind of humanity and drives them to make foolish decisions. Due to the fact that Montag lives in a community where people are fed lies to keep order, those who are seen to be different or independent, are discriminated from others, much like Carlisse is. She is portrayed as an outsider; they see her as an antisocial, which gives the government a reason to make Carlisse see a psychiatric to get her mind back on track. However, it is her differential mind that makes Montag change …show more content…

Looking at the relationships within that book, another social commentary can be spotted: the lack of emotion. For example, in Fahrenheit 451, overdosing has become very common, so common in fact, that they, "had the special machines built" (Bradbury 13), to pump the poison out of the affected ones bloodstream. Now, doctors are no longer needed for this type of situation. The people of this society have forgotten to care that other people are purposely or accidentally taking their lives. Instead of taking an initiative to help minimize how many overdose cases there were, or making an effort to help those individuals mentally, their solution was just to build machines that will help them after they've harmed themselves, rather than being helped by an actual human

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