Fahrenheit 451 By Ray Bradbury: Literary Analysis

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In Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury, the author depicts a dystopian world where the protagonist Guy Montag is a firefighter in his town. In the novel the world is created in a future setting where owning and reading books is a crime. Montag has been a firefighter for 10 plus years. He starts to understand the world he is in and understands it's not what its sought out to be. He wants to own and read books but cannot since it is against the law. Montag and his crew's job are to burn and destroy all books in town. They will do whatever their chief, Officer Beatty tells them to do. Mildred is Montag's wife, and, in the novel, she struggles with drug abuse. Montag owns books and his wife does not like how he owns the books. This creates a …show more content…

Also, there is a character conflict between Montag and officer Beatty because they both disagree with the laws in the world. Furthermore, Montag is heavily against the laws in his town, he fights against them in the dystopian world in which he resides in. Bradbury creates a dystopian world by illustrating a theme of inhumanity throughout the novel.

In the novel a theme of inhumanity is expressed after the firefighters kill an old woman who has been hiding books in a secret library in her house. The crew enters the home and confronts her about her hiding books, she then says this "play the man, Master Ridley; we shall this day light such a candle, by god's grace, in England, as I trust shall never be put out" (Bradbury). The old women then decides to kill herself instead of dying in the fire. her life has been condemned as all that she loves and believes in is about to be destroyed when the firemen confront her. In this part of the book it examines closely the inhumane parts of the society, because a woman cared so much about her books that she decided it was best for her to die by herself. She decided to kill herself because she didn’t want to see her books

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