Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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A novel called Fahrenheit 451 is written by Ray Bradbury who is an author famous for writing diverse genres of books such as fantasy, science, horror, and mystery fiction. Fahrenheit 451 was his number one hit because of the uniqueness of the story. The story of Fahrenheit is about a fireman named Guy Montag, who lives in a society where books are banned. The story starts off with an interesting quote “It was a pleasure to burn”, which I found it great as a hook. In this society, fireman’s job is to start a fire whenever they find out that someone is hiding books, instead of putting out a fire. Montag’s boss Beatty explains in the story that books are prohibited for everyone to live happy because books often offend the minorities. Beatty also states that banning books help to make everyone equal without anyone becoming the brightest person. At the beginning of the book, Montag was pleased with his life as a fireman until he meets a teenage girl named Clarisse, who thinks and talks a lot that is rare in the story’s society. He also meets an old woman who chooses to die with her books rather than living without them. Montag gets influenced by them and start keeping books even as a fireman. This is when …show more content…

Everyone including Montag’s wife Mildred watches a huge amount of TV to spend their whole day because they do not want to think or concentrate on anything. As I read this book, I felt that our society at present could connect with this society since smartphones and social networks became popular. As a result, not as many people read books as they use to because of technology. It seems like Ray Bradbury wrote this book as if he knew the future. This book made me think that, if there are people who want to read but cannot as with the old woman in the story, we should appreciate that we live in a society surrounded by many

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