Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Major problems exist in every civilization. The various issues that different civilizations deal with, such as hunger and homelessness, are diverse. Ray Bradbury writes of a horrible civilization. Despite how awful his civilization was, it had some similarities to the real world.There are many similarities between the society in Ray Bradbury's book Fahrenheit 451 and the contemporary world, including drug usage, state censorship, and technological use.

The use of drugs is horrible in Fahrenheit 451. The society in Fahrenheit 451 uses drugs irresponsibly. Not only are they irresponsibly used, but so many individuals become engrossed in them that they fail to notice physical changes until it is too late. “Maybe you took two pills and forgot and took two more and forgot again and took two more,’ Montag says, ‘ And were so dopey you kept right on until you had 30 or 40 of them in you.” Montag told MIldred after she denied overdosing. The fact that Mildred took so many sleeping pills without realizing she had overdosed and nearly passed away is a prime illustration of how carelessly medications may be used. Not only is Mildred a reckless drug user, but she also represents many people …show more content…

The government is incredibly controlling not only in the world depicted in Fahrenheit 451, but also in ours. “My uncle says the architects got rid of front porches because they didn’t look well, but… the real reason hidden underneath, might be they didn’t want people sitting like that, rocking, talking; that was the wrong kind of social life.” This demonstrates how the government in Fahrenheit 451 takes something away when it doesn't like it. The same is currently done by our government. They mostly prioritize their own interests rather than those of the population. The governmental censorship in both our society and the one depicted in Fahrenheit 451 behave in very similar self-serving

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