Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury

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Fahrenheit 451 is a book written by Ray Bradbury that describes a time in the future when all literature is forbidden. Books are a rare sight and if they are owned by a person they can be placed under arrest. Firemen are called in to reported houses that contain books to burn the house down. Firemen have rules such as, answer the alarm quickly, start the fire quickly, burn everything, report back to the firehouse immediately, stay alert for next alarm. Guy Montag is a fireman who enjoys starting the fires. He lives what he thinks is a happy life with a good job and a good relationship with his wife Mildred, who is addicted to the parlour which she calls her “family”. The parlour is like a television on 3 walls that is in three dimensions so it is very realistic. The two live in a house next to a young girl named Clarisse and her family. Clarisse talks to Montag about being a fireman and how he became a fireman. Clarisse asks Montag if he is happy and his immediate response is yes, but Montag thinks about the question for a very long time. The question tears him apart on …show more content…

In the house there are many books and one old lady who refuses to leave the house. Beatty coldheartedly lights the house on fire with the lady inside. Montag saw this and grabbed a book and hid it before he left the house. He had stolen the book and had it with him which is a major crime. He knows it is wrong but he takes the book home anyway to find out what people like about books. The day after he is ill so he stays home from the station. Beatty visits and gives a long speech to Montag about breaking down because he is aware that Montag has the book with him. Montag is not sure what to do so he begins reading. After this he feels that books should be preserved for all . He meets Faber, an old man that reads and likes to tinker with technology. Faber decides he's going to help Montag start a

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