Fahrenheit 451 Future Analysis

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In 1953, Ray Bradbury published the book Fahrenheit 451. While reading this enjoyable novel in class and at home, I noticed that Bradbury put multiple predictions throughout the novel. As this book is based in a futuristic time, _? As we are advancing in technology, it wouldn't be a terrible idea if we utilized this book as a window to what the future of America can be. Fahrenheit 451 is based around the character Guy Montag, usually just nicknamed Montag. While coming home from his job of being a busy fireman, he comes in contact with a 17 year old girl who claims to be his neighbor. She starts to speak to him about a past where people weren’t frightened, when people were free to know and free to learn. Montag then starts to question the world he's living in, and if he is even living his own life. We should take note of this novel before our future turns out any more like theirs.

What if we think, Can America turn out like this as well? In the novel on page 10 it states,” Are you happy?” she said. “Am I what?” he cried,”. From what you can tell
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On page 57 it states,”Authors full of evil thoughts, lock up your typewriters,”. In this time the people living in this society don't have a choice on how they feel. They are taught to be and act joyful, which is their reason for burning books, since according to Beatty they bring sadness and fear. In addition, in the novel it states,“You can’t build a house without nails and wood. If you don’t want a house built, hide the nails and wood. If you don’t want a man unhappy politically, don’t give him two sides to a question to worry him; give him one,”. This is a great example to show that the government filters through the things they think the public can and cannot note. Instead of the person choosing their own emotion, the government is taking that option away from them. Overall, emotions are things that are decided by yourself not someone
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