Fahrenheit 451 Book Review Essay

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Fahrenheit 451, written by Ray Bradbury, is a provocative narrative on the topic of censorship.
It is written elegantly and successfully using Freytag’s triangle. Freytag’s triangle, which gives the formula for writing in a narrative style, states that an author should have: an exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and finally a resolution. Ray Bradbury not only uses this formula to write his novel, he also uses it to allow readers to form their own opinions on the topic of censorship. Regardless of the decade when this novel was written or of where the story takes place it is successful because of the ability of the reader to relate to the events in the book.
Part 1 of the novel, The Hearth and the Salamander, allows the
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At this point Ray also gives a narrative of what is happening with the other key characters after the War through Montag. Now the story has gained a new angle along with a new environment for the protagonist and the gang of new characters.
However, this new beginning is probably not what the readers anticipated, but never the less it makes them think. The ending to the book is not a traditional one, in the sense that everything is neatly resolved and there is nothing left to tell. Only the reader can give the novel and its ending a meaning.
Today Fahrenheit 451 is widely used in classrooms of all kinds and can be found in almost any library alongside other classics. The novel will continue to be a classic and will never lose its meaning because of its topic. As long as censorship continues to be a possibility readers will always be able to give the story their own meaning. Following the formula for a narrative, Ray Bradbury’s Fahrenheit 451 became one of the 20th centuries best sellers. If anything it is a great example of the structure in
Freytag’s triangle and proves that having an exposition, rising action, climax, falling action and a resolution are a perfect for a narrative
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