In Fahrenheit 451, no one reads any books, thinks independently, or have conversations that are meaningful. The firemen of this society burn any book they find, people watch too much television, drive too fast, and listen to everything that the government tells them. “I’m afraid of children my own age. They kill each other. Did it always used to be that way?
Dystopias usually abuse a certain theme such as collectivism, communism, or individualism, socialism etc. In the stories “Anthem” written by Ayn Rand and “Harrison Bergeron” written by Kurt Vonnegut the main characters live similar lives. In “Harrison Bergeron” Harrison lives a rough life as he is limited because of how he appears and how smart he is. In Anthem Equality 7-2521 is a very smart and want wants to show the government how great it is to think for yourself. However, Harrison and Equality live lives that are the same and different.
The government does not want people to be unhappy and worried so they burn all of the books. Montag burns the books and houses with books in them. Houses are fireproof but the inside memories are all destroyed. He does this to make others happy but Montag himself is not happy. Through Ray Bradbury’s book Fahrenheit 451 Montag and his wife Mildred symbolize different
Montag begins to collect more books hoping to find out more information on the past and why the world is the way it is. One night, when he was under a lot of stress, he told his wife that he had books. His wife was too terrified to live with it, so she turned him in. Captain betty ordered montag to burn his house down but montag not only set fire to his house on fire but he set fire to betty. Montag runs away but the mechanical hound shoots montag in the leg.
In the image above, fires from the explosion of the atomic bomb take over the city of Hiroshima. This is an example of the fires that trapped people in their homes and killed them. Another citizen named Toshinki Sasaki, was trapped under a bookshelf because of the bomb. When she heard people talking near her she yelled for help. The man realized she was too deep to get her out on his own and so he left to find help.
The whole plot being that firemen create fires in the story yet in reality they get rid of them, that is very pessimistic. In the book firemen burn books and any houses with books in them to prevent anyone from broadening their horizons and going against the government. A similar thing happened in Nazi Germany which was an extremely negative time in history. Another example would be, in the beginning when Montag is talking to Clarisse and she asks "are you happy?" Montag is really not sure because he later realizes that he really wasn 't happy when she asked that.
When the train stopped, everyone jumped out avoiding the strike of a stick, they thenk smelled the stench of burning flesh from the fire. Wiesel used foreshadowing in the story of Mrs. Schachter by having her yelling about a fire. Of course, no one knew of what she was talking about, so they quieted her. She continues to yell later as well and so the young men gagged her. When they arrived at Auschwitz Mrs. Schachter
Montag wanted to read books but it was illegal, so he had to sneak the books from the firehouse. but the firemen figured out and tried to burn his house down but then he just ended up killing all of them. Not reading books also basically drove him insane because he killed them by bashing their head in. My first piece of evidence is“There’s Beatty dead, and he was my friend once, and there’s Millie gone, I thought she was my wife, but now I don’t know. And the house all burnt.
o Kill A Mockingbird is where a little girl named scout watched her dad defend blacks against whites. It also relates to the Dust Bowl. In the book a guy named Mr.Cunningham had to pay people with food because the Dust Bowl destroyed a lot of things and the people who were affected by it were basically left with nothing. The Dust Bowl was were down in some of the southern states there was a lot of wind and it cause a ton of dust to rise and destroy everything. It happened down around Texas and Oklahoma.
Often times when people are oppressed it causes them to do things that will later result in major consequences that generally one can end up regretting. For example, in the fiction book named Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury talks about how firemen burn books which is out of the ordinary because originally firemen are supposed to put out fires and not start them. The main character Guy Montag who is a firemen struggles with the burning of books and starts to go against the rules. Montag rebelling causes him to make a bad decision that causes a bigger problem. Fortunately, other times when people are feeling unease about a negative situation impacting their society, speaking out can cause a satisfying solution.
Society today, as one could see, is much like and different from the Fahrenheit 451 dystopia regarding feelings and emotions. The dystopian society has many laws that people in the present would consider abnormal because they live in a free country.