Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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In the twenty-first century, technology is rapidly evolving and taking over important roles and aspects of everyday life. Children are more worried about how many likes on their picture on Instagram will receive, then doing their homework. In this society, people are beginning to think less for themselves. Technology is influencing people's lives and taking over. In Ray Bradbury's novel, Fahrenheit 451, the people live in a dystopia where books and knowledge are banned. In their dystopia the people don't think for themselves. The book foreshadows a futuristic society. Through the dystopia Bradbury presented through his novel, it's clear that Bradbury favors literature and education. Bradbury indicates that he favors literature and education through the ignorance of people, lessons learned, and history. The reader could mistake Bradbury's dystopia as him despising literature and education without analyzation. However, with analyzation it is clear that one of Bradbury's main theme of the novel was wisdom and knowledge. In the book people of the modern society despise books and learning. However, …show more content…

They reveal emotion and interact with the human brain. Bradbury expresses the importance of education through the ignorance of the people within the society. "Words are like leaves and where they most abound, Much fruit of sense beneath is rarely found.'" (102). Words alone communicate on a higher scale. Words express how one feels, how intelligent the person speaking is, and overall creat an image and emotion. Words are created by an individuals ideas and thoughts. "'knowledge is power!'" (103). Beatty began quoting books and Montag to stir him in an argument. Beatty used her knowledge as power. Without knowledge, a person is just another person. However, a person with a vast amount of knowledge is greater than the one who let another think for

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