Fahrenheit 451: A Dystopian Society

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Fahrenheit 451
“It was a pleasure to burn” (Bradbury, 1). The book Fahrenheit 451 is similar and different from our society. Fahrenheit 451 is a dystopian like setting. In a dystopian society, they can only do some things and they have a bunch of rules, and our society is neither a dystopian or a utopian society. Our society has rules too, but we have more freedom than Fahrenheit’s society does. There are at least three features that are similar and different in these societies: laws, education, and violence. Have you read the book Fahrenheit 451, well you should because this book will change your whole point of view if you think you live in a bad world. All societies have laws but in Fahrenheit 451 they have different laws than us, one
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In this society they cannot read books, and if they do their books get burned and they go to jail for breaking the law. “Burn ‘em to ashes, then burn the ashes, That is our official slogan” (Bradbury, 6). When the firemen in Fahrenheit find people who read books, they go to their houses unexpectedly and they go in and find all the books and put them on a tray thing and spray kerosene all over, and then burn the books at 451 degrees. The reason why they can’t read books is because books make some people happy while some others don’t like books, so the government wants people to be equal. The government wants to control the citizens. In this society they have different schooling than us, the kids there dont go to regular schools, the schools that they go to don’t have the same learning structure. The students in this society barely learn anything. “An hour of tv class, an hour of basketball or baseball, or just running. Another hour of…show more content…
In this society, they kill people because the goverment promotes people to kill one another. One of the characters, Clarisse, describes violence and how it is normal in her society. ¨But every one I know is either shouting or dancing around like wild or beating up one another. Do you notice how people hurt eachother nowadays?¨(Bradbury,27) In the book Fahrenheit 451 when people get bored or sad, they kill people for fun. Violence is an acceptable part of their society that is almost expected. Those are some of the many ways that their society is similar and different from our
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